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Bluetooth technology to help track travel times




Bluetooth technology to help track travel times
Bluetooth technology to help track travel times



http://www.chicagotribune.com/classified/automotive/ct-met-eisenhower-travel-times-0521-20100523,0,7325891.story 

By Jon Hilkevitch
Tribune reporter
May 23, 2010

Whoever thought that talking on a cell phone while driving would be 
considered a public service?

But that will be the case in one respect starting within the next few 
weeks on the Eisenhower Expressway, where travel times have soared since 
a resurfacing project began this spring between Thorndale Avenue in the 
western suburbs and the Circle Interchange near downtown Chicago.

To generate travel-time information on the torn-up highway, the state 
has hired a Wisconsin company to monitor signals sent from motorists 
using Bluetooth-enabled personal electronic devices such as hands-free 
headsets for cell phones, wireless headphones and computer peripherals.

Each device has a unique identification marker that will be tracked 
anonymously at various points on the Eisenhower to determine travel 
times and pinpoint areas of congestion, according to the Illinois 
Department of Transportation.

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