Re: A look at the Future?
My inventions would be allowing a free flow of traffic as much as possible without the waste that comes from pointless waiting, and without the light telling you as the main car in the vicinity to have to brake and break your momentum, waste your time, waste your fuel, and the fuel to have to come up to speed once again just because the light didn't do what a traffic cop would do and allow your own window of passage time to be a adjusted a little longer because you are the main car in the vicinity and approaching.
The light would also turn and cycle green if you were the only car waiting.
The addition of the 3 - 5 flashing Yellows would be for the final duration of the Green still full on-- but with the Yellow flashing slowly and deliberately during the last 5 - 8 seconds to obviate the need to be caught off guard and having to waste waste waste.
The Yellow you describe preceding the green is something I would see as more open to be abused with people entering the intersection before traffic had cleared crossways... I would tend to still keep it so that people could prep their engines and drive to be harmonizing the RPM's up to be part of a flow of traffic instead of gunning from a dead stop caught by surprise with fidgety people sometimes on your tail pushing you to lead, follow, or get out of the way... as they say...
I tend to trust evolving humanity to be given opportunity to evolve with freedoms-- and let the law enforcement collect revenues on those who cannot exert basic self control for the freedom that driving allows and affords the individual driver.
The billions and billions that these will save alone means they should not in any way be with held.
Even the quality of life issues will trigger the need to see these things implemented as the word spreads.
If your internet connection made you wait a full minute anytime you hit the Enter key, you would soon seek a change 'eh...
The hit i am taking personally by freely giving it to humanity at this point in history should evidence to you both my willingness to sacrifice a small future fortune for the cause and also pull aside the curtain on the possible stark realities that may have become apparent to me now that I have seen the pieces of the puzzle assemble themselves on an apparently 'real'-- physically outplaying timeline big as life...