I recently read two articles that had me thinking about problem solving. The first article was about how the next generation of Google Maps aims to solve the problem of traffic. The second article detailed how Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport dealt with the problem of long wait times for checked baggage.
How is Google going to solve traffic? I’ll sum up. Google is proposing to send motorists, going to the same destination at the same time, to take different routes. This means that even if route A is currently the fastest way to work, some motorists will be sent to route B, in order to prevent impending traffic on route A.