What an idea!! I confess i didn’t fully read the Slashdot article, but the idea that you can build up a cloud with location and type of use, you can off course now if the mobile is moving fast or slow, and you can correlate with historic data and traffic ways.
this seems a very good way of improving our knowledge and reaction to the problems in traffic and off course you can even build up some data for future better planning.
I think they’re idea is not so big but is certainly a step in the good way.
off course you have to be careful with the individual data, but that’s obvious.
the article talks about: to track in-use cell phones on Missouri highways and state roads in an effort to monitor traffic flow. Individual information will not be stored, they say — only the aggregate will be studied, using “sophisticated” math.