New York's Department of Transportation (DOT) "will launch a federally funded pilot program this fall to equip up to 500 city motorists with transmitters that collect data from their car's onboard computers," reports Ted Mann. "The data will flow to certain smartphone apps, supplying drivers with statistics on everything from gas mileage to the average speeds at which they move through city traffic."
"The DOT will be able to monitor the same driver data, to evaluate how and where cars are moving through the city in a new way. The DOT could analyze the data to find specific problems that plague specific streets."
"It will create a revolutionary new set of metrics for us in managing the streets," said Bruce Schaller, the DOT's deputy commissioner for traffic and planning.