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Christian Brüggemann, 25, and two of his friends, all of them students at universities in
Germany, have created a Windows Phone app called Greenway that aims to prevent traffic jams and get you from Point A to B in the shortest amount of time.
While existing mapping apps such as Waze and Google Maps
show their users traffic jams and hazards and offer alternate routes,
Greenway hopes to prevent backups from occurring in the first place by
using software to predict where drivers are heading. The approach is
part of a broader trend that has, for example, seen some insurers offer
rates tailored to a person's driving habits—after tracking their
movements via a GPS unit attached to the car.
The Greenway app, which is being tested by dozens of smartphone users
around Munich, Germany, has already gained some recognition by
clinching an environmental sustainability award (and a $10,000 prize) at
Microsoft's annual Imagine Cup
student technology competition in July. The Greenway group is now
trying to secure funding to bring its app to iPhone and Android
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