A Blanche DuBois Approach Won’t Resolve Traffic Trouble

A Blanche DuBois Approach Won’t Resolve Traffic Trouble
by Roger C. Lanctot on 04-03-2022 at 6:00 am

A Blanche DuBois Approach Wont Resolve Traffic Trouble

Near the end of Tennessee Williams’ “A Streetcar Named Desire” the Blanche DuBois character, who has suffered a mental breakdown following an implied rape, tells the doctor and matron who have come to take her to the hospital: “Whoever you are – I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.” Sadly, this is the… Read More


Tesla Driving on the Edge

Tesla Driving on the Edge
by Roger C. Lanctot on 06-03-2020 at 10:00 am

Tesla Driving on the Edge

It’s happened again. Yesterday, on a highway in Taiwan, a Tesla Model 3 plowed into the trailer of an overturned truck. Accounts of the event suggest the vehicle’s Autopilot system was engaged. The failure of the system to perceive the danger ahead and avoid the inevitable collision suggests an “edge case”… Read More


New Vision for Traffic Cameras in 2016

New Vision for Traffic Cameras in 2016
by Roger C. Lanctot on 01-29-2016 at 7:00 am

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but a traffic camera video may be worth millions. TrafficLand is poised to transform forever the use of traffic camera video information with demonstrations at the CES show in Las Vegas. In the process, TrafficLand will be overcoming years of industry ambivalence toward the use of traffic… Read More