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Mobile phones will prevent traffic jams

June 6 2008

Study the behavior of 100,000 randomly selected mobile phone users showed that people are held hostage to habits, in particular, they tend to visit the same place, reports BBC.

The same study found that people tend to overcome the distance is less than 10 kilometers. The findings are published in the journal Nature.

Experts say that these data can be used to prevent outbreaks of serious diseases or for predicting traffic jams on the road.

"It would be great if every owner of [mobile phone] provide the University with access to their data because they contain a wealth of information" - said in March Gonzalez of Northeastern University in Boston, one of the authors of the study.

Data were collected for six months, however, according to experts, The movement of a person can be installed already for three months.

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