This animation proposed by CGP GreyIl explains the causes of congestion on the roads and how to avoid them. It mentioned in particular the problems of coordination between the drivers, but we also learn that if everyone respected a reasonable distance between each car, there would be fewer plugs. One solution lies in a coordinated group behavior from drivers, not individualism. Unfortunately, there is little chance that such behavior applies someday. Autonomous cars could, in turn, may solve the problem of traffic jams thanks to perfectly coordinated information systems. The vehicles would accelerate at the same time, would communicate with each other, would cross without stopping, thus optimizing road traffic. However, we must not forget that the road can be traveled by bike or other vehicles, but also pedestrians. Ultimately, the best solution would be to prohibit the monkey drivers 🙂