Thursday, May 1, 2014

Researcher Says Hackers Could Easily Jam Roads By Messing With Traffic Signals

You've seen it in the movies, but can hackers really hijack traffic lights to cause gridlock and redirect cars? Yes, according to one researcher, and without much effort apparently. Wired has more, or you can watch the video below of field tests in Seattle, New York, and Washington, DC, proving the systems can be hacked.

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About SRTC

SRTC is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Spokane County. Urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people are required to have an MPO. SRTC was formed to address the county's transportation planning needs. It provides coordination in planning between the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and tribes.

SRTC offers services including transportation monitoring, transportation modeling, census information analysis, travel demand forecasting, historical traffic count analysis, geographic information systems, and trip generation rates.