CNN just did a piece on the influx of people into DC for the inauguration. Several of the tools the CATT Lab has developed are going to be used to help manage the traffic problems that are guaranteed to crop up as a result.
It’s a quick spot, but around the one minute mark you’ll see some of those tools, including my baby, the Incident Timeline. The Timeline lays out every action that’s been taken to clear a traffic accident scene along a temporal axis so traffic operators can quickly discern what’s going on at the location. Without the Timeline, the operators would be stuck looking at a list of timestamped descriptions, and that’s not really ideal when quick decision making is key.
Also featured are the lab’s travel time prediction tool and a Google Earth-like application we like to call the Virtual Helicopter.