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FAA relocating control of Newark Airspace Region to Reduce Congestion

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Newark NJ, on Wednesday, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced its decision to transfer control of the Newark, New Jersey, airspace region to Philadelphia in a bid to alleviate congestion in the New York City area.

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AI Traffic Light System Promises to Reduce Congestion and Make Traffic Jams a Thing of the Past

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Ridgewood NJ, file this under what could possibly go wrong with that, researchers have developed an AI system that reads live camera footage and adapts traffic lights to keep traffic flowing and reduce congestion. The researchers used deep reinforcement learning to create the system, rewarding it when cars go through a junction and giving it negative feedback when cars have to wait or there is a jam. It was trained through simulations and significantly outperformed all other methods when tested. The program can be set up to view any traffic junction and can learn autonomously. The researchers hope to begin testing their system on real roads this year.

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