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GDOT using Bluetooth to determine traffic patterns
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ATLANTA (AP) — State transportation officials are planning to use Bluetooth to provide real-time traffic information in one busy metro Atlanta area.

WSB-TV reported Thursday ( ) that the Georgia Department of Transportation is installing sensors along Roswell Road in Sandy Springs that will use the Bluetooth program on drivers' cellphones and cars to determine how congested the corridor is.

GDOT spokeswoman Natalie Dale says state transportation officials are hoping the high-tech approach helps ease traffic congestion in the area. Officials say the sensors won't be able to read content on Bluetooth devices, but will scan them to determine traffic patterns in the area.

Dale says the sensors will help GDOT determine how fast traffic is moving and where traffic jams may be occurring.