App to avoid red lights being tested on Bay Area streets

Can artificial intelligence navigate you around those pesky red lights?

We'll soon find out!

The EnLighten app is currently being tested in San Jose, as well as Phoenix, Las Vegas and Portland, according to a Mercury News report.

According to a separate Wired report, app developers are hoping to answer two questions:

1) Does an intelligent traffic signal app actually make driving safer? 


2) by discouraging idling and stop-and-go traffic, could it actually cut down on the community’s pollution?

Here's a look at EnLighten in action up in Portland: