BMW Integrates EnLighten App To Anticipate Traffic Light Changes

Posted: Aug 3 2015, 6:04am CDT | by , in Report | Cars & Vehicles


BMW integrates EnLighten App to Anticipate Traffic Light Changes

BMW adds support for a new iPhone app that helps anticipate traffic light changes. Only works though in a couple US cities.

BMW is first company to bring the EnLighten App developed by Connected Signals into the car. 

BMW drivers with an iPhone will be able to see traffic signal data on the vehicle’s display in real time.

The EnLighten app is helping drivers to anticipate traffic signal changes.

The EnLighten app shows the current status of the traffic light in front of the car in real time as well as a countdown to when the signal will change. 

Based on the current vehicle position, as well as its speed, the EnLighten app offers a recommendation about whether or not to stop for the traffic light or proceed through. 

An audio alert notifies the driver about a pending change in the signal they are approaching.

At intersections where there are dedicated traffic signals for turns, the activation of the car's turn indicator tells the app of the driver’s intention to turn so that only the status of the relevant signal is displayed.

The EnLighten app requires a city to have an integrated network of smart traffic signals to work.

Supported cities currently are only Portland and Eugene in Oregon and Salt Lake City in Utah offering more than 2,000 traffic lights. BMW says that more cities will follow.

The EnLighten app integration will work in any BMW equipped with the BMW Apps option with the app running on a connected Apple iPhone.

Beginning today, when the EnLighten App is downloaded from the Apple AppStore, it will be compatible with any BMW equipped with the BMW Apps option.

More details about Connected Signals can be found here.

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