He did not know much of what it was supposed to mean, when the Mats Järlströms's wife was caught on a surveillance camera as she drove through a red light in an intersection close to the couple's home in portland, Oregon, united states. However, he knew that something was wrong, so he started the count: Did the traffic light in a reasonable long period of time, the yellow light is for you as a car driver be able to stop?
'No', was his conclusion. If you planned to turn at the intersection. Either have it at an uncomfortably rapid deceleration, or the driving inappropriately fast in order to be able to swing it.
It was in the spring of 2013, and the event would be the beginning of a long process, both in court and outside of it. The DN has been previously reported that he has contacted the authorities in order to present their arguments, but instead was charged with, in order to carry out the work as an engineer without a license.
They are listening to me right now, but it has been a battle. I guess I'm not their person, I have to show that they have been wrong for decades,
stating that he had ”used knowledge in the fields of mathematics, physics, and engineering” – is illegal because he was not a licensed engineer.
as the Story rolled around in the courts, was appealed to, and in the end, Mats Järlström. It wasn't illegal for him, a high school degree in engineering, from Lund, to be publicly complaining about how the traffic lights work, and put forward their own alternative. It was a victory for him, and those who had fought for his cause: To stop him, and that was an unlawful restriction of his freedom of expression. The victory was, however, not to the question of whether a set of traffic lights.
it continued to intervene with the public authorities and the organizations of the trafikingenjörer. (For the DN, he has said that he does not see the ”stubborn” as a negative word. One indicator of this is that, throughout the process have been engaged in a parallel struggle to that of AMERICA's judicial system will manage to spell his name correctly, with a b+. It has not always been successful.)
the Mats Järlström. Photo credit: Institute for Justice,
But in the autumn came the breakthrough: ITE, an international group of 16.000 engineers in the transport sector is opened up, in order to develop a recommendation as to how the traffic lights should be established, based on the Mats Järlströms way to work. Such a change is likely to have an impact across the whole of the world. ITE's word carries a lot of weight. However, in Sweden, in order that the Mats Järlström in the past have said, we already have one more than the yellow period of time.
in the ITE journal ITE Journal, with the lights as its main theme. Seven years after that, the Mats Järlström, began his calculation, is added, in which the emergence of a new model of a traffic light ahead, and it is built in the hearts of swedes, the idea. ”An Explanation of the Mats Järlström's, and the Extended Kinematic Equation” is the title of one of the main articles.
on the other hand, mentions the organisation's chairman, did not even have the Mats Järlströms the name of the first column.
" They are listening to me right now, but it has been a battle. I guess I'm not their person, I have to show that they have been wrong for decades, " says Mats Järlström on the phone from his home in portland, Oregon.
" no, No, this is just the beginning of a solution. We need to take a look at what's happening when you're driving on a road with a curve. Or on a bend in the road. We have to take it to three dimensions.
the ITE Journal on the staffs of a number of sets of traffic lights throughout Järlström, with the b+.<