Wireless highways

Each year, some 1,500 people die in fatigue-related car crashes in the US.

To encourage drivers to take regular breaks, the Texas Department of Transportation plans to install wireless “hotspots” at rest stops and travel information centers.

TxDOT successfully experimented Wi-Fi hotspots last fall, as many business travelers or truckers are criss-crossing texas highways and access to e-mail is important to them.


Details in Press Release, via Yahoo.
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