Stop/start technology could mitigate the soaring rate of fuel waste caused by the gridlock paralyzing U.S. roadways, says the co-author of the Texas Transportation Institute’s 2011 Urban Mobility Report. Urban congestion in 2010 kept Americans behind the wheel for an additional 4.8 billion hours, says the report released today. The effect: Motorists were forced to buy an extra 1.9 billion gallons (8.6 million L) of fuel, the equivalent of two months of steady flow from the Alaska ...

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