Audi Becomes First To Offer Traffic Light Information This Fall

Posted: Aug 17 2016, 2:54am CDT | by , in Cars & Vehicles


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Audi Becomes First to Offer Traffic Light Information This Fall
Traffic light information system is first step in vehicle to infrastructure (V2I) integration, set to launch in select smart cities Fall 2016 in the U.S.
  • Audi becomes the First Company to Offer a Car with Vehicle to Infrastructure (V2I) Service called Traffic Light Information

New Traffic light information system communicates with municipal traffic signals to inform the driver when traffic lights turn from red to green. The new traffic light information system is considered a big revolution by the company.

Audi has introduced the V2I service in its vehicles. This new system in vehicle will work with municipal traffic corporation to aware the driver of upcoming traffic lights. The drivers having these cars will be able to identify any red light prior going to the signal.

According to Audi, this kind of traffic light information is the first step to infrastructure (V2I) integration. Audi is planning to launch this system in fall in United States.

This system will be available in selected 2017 models of Audi. These will include Audi Q7, A4, and A4 all road. Along with that models with Audi connect will also have this system installed in them.

The president of Audi Scott Keogh said that Audi is always looking for innovation. This is the reason that they bring about new systems in order to make customer experience much better then previous years. He said that at Audi they are working towards better comfort and safe driving for all the customers.

The new traffic light system installed in cars will make the driver aware of the next green light. It will collect signals from city traffic lights and will convey the message to the car.

The driver will be able to find out that how long it will take the red light to turn green. According to Audi this will save time for drivers. It will also make driving safer for them too.

This feature is going to represent the first step of Audi’s vehicle to infrastructure program. According to Audi boss, they will be able to use this feature in future in order to make the flow of traffic better in a city too.

"This feature represents Audi’s first step in vehicle-to-infrastructure integration," said Pom Malhotra, General Manager, Connected Vehicles. "In the future we could envision this technology integrated into vehicle navigation, start / stop functionality and can even be used to help improve traffic flow in municipalities. These improvements could lead to better overall efficiency and shorter commuting times."

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