>A new traffic alert system is being planned by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority with the help of IBM. Instead of giving drivers updates about traffic and accidents as they happen, the Authority wants to predict what trip times and traffic will be like in the future (not 20 years but 20 minutes) – nytimes.com. This will happen using technology which gathers information about traffic patterns from across the state and analyzes that data to estimate future trip times on various roads. They will be posted along highways so that people can best estimate the shortest route and the shortest trip time to their destination. Save time, save money and save gas.