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The Simple Solution to Traffic

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The way we can make traffic disappear. Discuss this video: http://reddit.com/r/cgpgrey Brought to you in part by: http://www.audible.com/grey Special Thanks to: Mark Govea, Thomas J Miller Jr MD, dedla , Robert Kunz, Saki Comandao, hcblue , John Buchan, Andres Villacres, Christian Cooper, Michael Little, PervertedThomas , Nevin Spoljaric, rictic , Ian , Faust Fairbrook, Jason Lewandowski, Michael Mrozek, Jordan LeDoux, Chris Woodall, سليمان العقل, Tony DiLascio, Richard Jenkins, Chris Chapin, Tod Kurt, Chang Wang, Kozo Ota, Phil Gardner, Jordan Melville, Martin , Steven Grimm, Joe Pantry, Benjamin Morrison, Colin Millions, Muhammad Shifaz, Chris Harshman, Jose Reyes, Guillermo , Ron Bowes, Tómas Árni Jónasson, Mikko , Derek Bonner, Derek Jackson, Orbit_Junkie , David Michaels, Mark Elders, Timothy Basanov, Veronica Peshterianu, Paul Tomblin, Travis Wichert, chrysilis , Ryan E Manning, Erik Parasiuk, Rhys Parry, Maarten van der Blij, Kevin Anderson, Ryan Nielsen, Esteban Santana Santana, Dag Viggo Lokøen, Tristan Watts-Willis, John Rogers, Edward Adams, Leon , ken mcfarlane, Brandon Callender, Timothy Moran, Peter Lomax, Emil , Tijmen van Dien, ShiroiYami , Alex Schuldberg, Ryan Constantin, Bear , Jacob Ostling, Solon Carter, Joel Wunderle, Rescla , Hystiklopp , Andrew Proue, Tor Henrik Lehne, David Palomares, Cas Eliëns, Freddi Hørlyck, Ernesto Jimenez, Osric Lord-Williams, Maxime Zielony, Lachlan Holmes , John Lee, Ian N Riopel, AUFFRAY Clement, Ilan , John Bevan, Donal Botkin, Cian Ruane, Robert Grünke (trainfart) Music by: http://www.davidreesmusic.com
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Lanre Kizu (41 minutes ago)
The real solution to traffic is killing people
iron integral (4 hours ago)
How to fix traffic? Ban cars gg ez
ac0rpbg (5 hours ago)
And What about the pleasure of driving? Not everyone is monkey that use car only to get from point A to B.
Nathan Playz (9 hours ago)
How abput no cars?
Ruslan Krylev (12 hours ago)
yeah, no monkeys! ))
Modelstopia (16 hours ago)
Humanity is a problem to everything lol
Caitlin Riley (18 hours ago)
From this video I learned that one car can cause hours of traffic because slowing down one car can cause a car snake.
qonf (22 hours ago)
self driving cards coordinating, yea, for sure, until you have few dropped packages...
silve Rain (22 hours ago)
Why do people tailgate?
PauliLP (1 day ago)
*0:18** Mr Bean Blue car in the middle?*
The Collector (1 day ago)
just use more roundabouts. we here in Europe have entire cities without any traffic lights and just roundabouts instead and we almost never have traffic backing up for more than 5 min if its a really busy day
Sen God (1 day ago)
Lets add some fences to block them chickenz.
mohammed farrag (1 day ago)
By simply preventing humans from driving and automate all traffic
Nayaka Wicaksana (1 day ago)
IMBA solution be like
spoopydumpling (1 day ago)
4:05 makes me anxious
Rad Racer (1 day ago)
Which is why we need roundabouts so that some people can continue unabated with having to stop at intersections where there is little need to actually do so. Some city in England got rid of their stoplights and instituted roundabouts and the massive traffic they were experiencing disappeared.
Bobthytart (1 day ago)
This video should be required for a license.
TJM99 (1 day ago)
The Fibler (1 day ago)
People love to drive. Self-driving cars will be a flop.
Steve Higgins (2 days ago)
A better solution is population reduction. That will actually solve more than just the traffic problem so I don't know why people aren't striving for this.
go commit die (2 days ago)
"Get rid of intersections entirely" Rest in peace to people trying to cross
Robert Oakes (2 days ago)
1980: we’ll have flying cars in the future! 2018: Logan and Jake Paul Also 2018: we’ll have only self driving cars in the future! 2056: shit.
James F (2 days ago)
simple solution: just drive
prince jayrus Rogel (2 days ago)
Slow Clap
Daniel The Bread 🍞 (2 days ago)
Why does this animation look so cleaaaaan
Giacomo Rapuzzi (2 days ago)
Isn’t a roundabout better? Sure it you can get stuck in loops, but at least less traffic, right?
Corby 733 (2 days ago)
Who wached this for city skylines?
TOBI SQUAD TS (2 days ago)
This why we can't have nice things
Killian jude Misagal (2 days ago)
In the Philippines there is no trafic
Riley Talan (2 days ago)
Jake Paul: Just don’t stop for the chicken it’s that simple Shane Dawson:The Dark Side of Jake Paul
Hey (2 days ago)
Just drive lmaoq
Abdul jamal shariq lequif rahman the beeg deek the 3rd (3 days ago)
your "simple" solution creates a clusterfuck of problems. Okay lets get rid of trafic lights, not like PEDESTRIANS AND CYCLSISTS USE THEM. and then theres the problem of PROGRAMING THE DAMN THING, do you know how many lines of code would be needed?! how would a car differentiate between signs? or hell random obstacles like falling trees or animal crossing? or how bout knowing the law? should the car run over a pedestrian in the wrong or another car driving in wrong lang? then comes the fact that not everyone will be able to have one cuz you know antiques right? then comes the problem of hackers and giving government control, autopilot should be an option not manditory. Your "solution" carries so many god damn problems, if you took the time to do some proper research instead of wishful thinking youd find these problems out in no time mr "smart" guy. you get a DISLIKE! this guy here explain it so much better than i can: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlbHeg7U6Tc self driving cars should be an OPTION not mandatory. nice thing to have, bad thing if forced
Marc T (3 days ago)
Yep until a car passing through an intersection with like a centimeter of tolerance suddenly develops a mechanical problem that causes it to slow down or speed up. BAM everybody dies. Or until somebody hacks the car network because they're a douche or a terrorist, then everybody dies. Or some bug in the car's program causes it to crash and then everybody dies. Humans are bad drivers but self-driving cars are completely braindead, sometimes just randomly, and sometimes for reasons that would seem utterly trivial to a human.
ISeeYouLookin (3 days ago)
Maybe get some roundabouts
arthur joppart (3 days ago)
why is the title for this vid in Dutch for me. wtf
To Release is To Resolve (3 days ago)
Because you're Dutch
Kayla Leave (3 days ago)
Daily traffic is destroying me mentally I can’t take it I hate LA
the name's may (3 days ago)
Someone, please send this to INDIA
Ren Rub (4 days ago)
awww man i want more cars
Lucky Valera (4 days ago)
Youtube Account (4 days ago)
No faith in humanity. Never gonna work
Moon Watch (4 days ago)
Gabreilius Gen (4 days ago)
"Wait until we get flying cars in the future..." Someone in the past once said.
daniel B (4 days ago)
Don't forget when there is something going on in the west bound side and the east bound traffic is backed up for no damn reason.
Xenot (4 days ago)
He's right you know
Wayne Hanley (4 days ago)
So it's all because of chickens?!! That explains it. Seriously: an interesting presentation.
big bupz (4 days ago)
Georgia takes notes
Tanner Robinson (4 days ago)
In large population centers, cars are still totally space ineffective. They would still cause a massive traffic jams. Although synchronous cars would allow for less slow downs, they can only take so many people for a rather large area they take up. I believe that increased investment in non-government subsidized mass transit solutions would help. Just as most city streetcars and buses were once privately operated, with routes being set by an overseeing committee, they need to go back to that. Amtrak, has been a very unprofitable government funded program. If Amtrak, became privately operated, there would be a push for upgraded infrastructure and the creation of new infrastructure. If a high speed train line, such as Brightline, was created between cities using a new and improved infrastructure, that would relieved some congestion on major highways. Heck, even removing major highways that dissect cities and replacing them with mass transit solutions, such as local train lines that use some sort of centralized station to get to the major long distance lines would work. Europe has done a great job, in my opinion, of doing this. They aren't afraid of building a new rail line that allows trains to travel at 300 kilometers per hour.
Bloxy Road (4 days ago)
Alexander Wiklund (4 days ago)
sunil vishwakarma (5 days ago)
don't want to stuck in traffic? EAT CHICKEN!!!
MR, ILLUSION (5 days ago)
In my homeland, you dont give a theory test. You have to watch and remember every scene of fast and furious.
Doeo (5 days ago)
oi nah take the fkn train
Arnaud K. (5 days ago)
Almost clicked away at 3:10 😂
Daniel Cohen (6 days ago)
Sounds like it was written by a computer
Unstoppable Motion (6 days ago)
IF you get rid of intersections, how will pedestrians be able to cross?
Chara (2 days ago)
Over/underpasses, it'll be expensive but I'm willing to bite the bullet and pay more in taxes if it means saving lives.
FunGi Mushroom (6 days ago)
I think theres a country already doing it
Egor Katkov (7 days ago)
No need to wait for self driving cars to remove lights at intersections
Pim Astfalck (7 days ago)
one problem if a person is on the road will the car stop
Aryan Suebian (7 days ago)
This video was brought to you by Skynet: a brighter future with or without humans!
Mr Clarkson (7 days ago)
What happens if there is a mass glitch or a Hack..??? Carnage!!! Is What!!
CycLee (7 days ago)
The issue with the car driving monkeys is, that they take pride in driving on their own and feel very offended even by mentioning that they might not be the best at doing so. They are completely convinced that they are far more competent drivers as any maschine could ever be.
E P (7 days ago)
can u please make a video to illustrate the point that traffic jams are caused by traffic lights and the solution to that is to implement a roundabout system and get rid of traffic lights
Sean Karl (7 days ago)
There is a problem with this and its called 'competition. Each new vehicle will claim as one of its selling points that it has a special algorithm to weave its way in and out of the automated traffic so it will get from A to B faster. This will cause traffic jams too eventually.
alex tworkowski (7 days ago)
Hahaha. Trueness.
puppykicker (8 days ago)
The self driving vehicle will be used by the powers that be to restrict our freedom to travel.
moonpiedumplings daboss (8 days ago)
This is why cars need voice chat
Mitsu00 (9 days ago)
2:22 god i hate these people.
Ryandra Akbar (10 days ago)
The simple solution to traffic? USE PUBLIC TRANSPORT INSTEAD
thisisanalt (11 days ago)
Why is every futurist's solution to the problems of today to remove the human element and make us ever more reliant on automated technology and limited more and more to smaller and smaller spaces?
Chara (2 days ago)
I never said anything like that. Society as is isn't terrible, could use some work, but it's ok, I'm trying to keep things somewhat as they are now, while also making it safer for people. I do not want to turn the world into the fucking Matrix
thisisanalt (2 days ago)
Then have fun being reduced to a box room you can never leave because thats more 'efficient and safe' than literally any other possible alternative.
Chara (2 days ago)
Because that makes things more efficient and safe. The human element is a liability.
Dman1456757 (11 days ago)
Can't count on this working. Too many crack/meth heads for that
Individu λambda (12 days ago)
Yeah, the guys that keeps on changing lanes, that thing plagues France, we have hours and hours of road block because on a 3 lane road with 80 poeple on it, 11 dudes are changing lane every 15 seconds... it's insane, and that's doing the math while ignoring the people that straight up ignore signaletics, red light? Just accelerate more, a stop sign? Just accelerate even more. A round about? Just go through it, I have good suspensions and well inflated tires on my big ass SUV lol.
matthew grant (12 days ago)
Aldo lanzas (12 days ago)
I’m sorry, this bothered me, but you said that self driving cars would solve this but what about people wanting to cross
Super Shadow (12 days ago)
Lol at 0:01and at 0:11 at 1:31
mef12727 (12 days ago)
There is no such thing as "auto pilot" or "self driving" car. We have driving assist. I am not aware of any car that can get you from your house to work without a human being alert.
sabitsuki (12 days ago)
"Solution: remove people." CGP Grey is an AI.
Sky Nightkilla (13 days ago)
Stupid Chicken
ckw777 (13 days ago)
I wonder how Thanos would handle this?
vava EXE (13 days ago)
Sounds Like something a AI Programmed to destroy humanity would say, but ok
Jason Allcreator (13 days ago)
The REAL solution to traffic is cheaper self driving cars. Affordable 15k$ self driving cars would work. No one wants to pay 30k$ for a car.
Ryan Casey (5 days ago)
Trust me, the more self driving cars that are developed the cheaper they will become. It's supply and demand. The only way problems would occur is if some company does some legal gymnastics and tries to fuck everything up.
GaunletofDestruction (9 days ago)
Jason Allcreator I agree.
fallingage10 (13 days ago)
so why still there's no distance meter on the newest cars?
LAD Fan (13 days ago)
Fuck self driving cars
Sof. (13 days ago)
I like the words "phantom" and "chicken" together. I'll name my cat like that.
fA0w0x (13 days ago)
Or use a roundabout
T Master (13 days ago)
3:51 Beautiful!😍
Cody Erlanger (14 days ago)
We're apes not monkeys Show me the human tail? Chordata (backbone) Mammalia (hairy) Primate (thumb) Ape (tail-less monkey, ex gorilla)... Hairless ape... Aka homosapien *IM A HOMO AND SO ARE YOU BE PROUD OF YOUR HOMO* sapien *HERITAGE*
vinodztube (14 days ago)
So this is the cause I can't get to work on time?! But wait, I don't have a car!
newguy90 (14 days ago)
I've seen all of this first hand. Traffic is terrible on the 405, but during the mid 2000s a storm changed that. SoCal drivers usually tailgate, but they were so terrified of getting into an accident, they left over a car's space between them and the previous car at all times. Despite the fact it was pouring and everyone was driving like grandmas, I got home a full 1/2 hour sooner than I usually did at that time of day.
Ethan Chien (14 days ago)
oh i get it its the really selfish jerks that like to cut in line causing a whole hourly reaction
jess jesse (15 days ago)
1: called boys must learn to share with others ! Easy solution dude ! Teenaged generation = lonely brainwashed materialist generation ? Right dude?
Mateusz Jurczak (15 days ago)
how did I get from mine craft to this
Do you even YouTube bro? (15 days ago)
I trust my own defensive driving more than a car worth no consciousness driving by itself. I honestly can't comprehend how people are okay with those things.
Chara (2 days ago)
The occupants. Who's gonna buy a car that can choose to kill them? The car's number one priority is to keep the people inside of it safe.
To Release is To Resolve (3 days ago)
+Chara so when a car is programmed whose life is prioritized? The occupants or those outside of it?
Chara (13 days ago)
In the long run many more lives will be saved by machine efficiency.
Do you even YouTube bro? (15 days ago)
That traffic snake thing is so weird and dumb but also an awesome concept
gang4001 (15 days ago)
OMG A CHICKEN! I'm that driver who slows down to see the chicken and catch a picture.
Smartphone Phone (2 days ago)
That was a cock
Aceblade (15 days ago)
Sort of like how city sim games without the traffic lights, ex.: City Skylines
KenPH (15 days ago)
*L O G I C*
Pangur Ban's Quest (15 days ago)
All technology fails and when that happens, accidents will happen and the self-driving cars will have to be programmed to either preserve the life of the occupants of the vehicle or take the option that injures/kills the least amount of people. Think about that for a while. This is just one reason why self-driving cars will not be the panacea you think they will be. If you want to reduce congestion at intersections, roundabouts will do that reasonably well. This is actually mimicking your "self-driving cars talking to each other" intersection.
Chara (13 days ago)
Well, humans have to make those tough decisions anyway so there isn't much of a change. And yes, self-driving cars will fail, but on the whole more people will be saved than killed
selbalamir (16 days ago)
ban the monkeys
Duck Sicked (16 days ago)
Come to Vancouver BC. We only have 3 highways. With traffic lights on them. And lights at every 2-4 block. Sometimes each block
Marco Pollo (16 days ago)
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