Traffic Light Information: Audi Speed tips Help minimize Stops

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Traffic Light Information: Audi Speed tips Help minimize Stops

Audi of America have announced an expansion of Traffic Light Information to include Green Light Optimized Speed Advisory (GLOSA). In 2016 they launched Traffic Light Information in collaboration with Traffic Technology Services.

It enables cars to communicate with the infrastructure in certain cities and metropolitan areas across the U.S. – more than 4,700 intersections support the system. Now Audi introduces GLOSA as an industry first in vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) technology. GLOSA can provide speed recommendations to drivers of select 2017 and newer models to help catch the “green wave.” To do so, GLOSA uses traffic signal information and the current position of a vehicle. A speed recommendation intended to allow drivers to pass traffic lights during a green interval is displayed. If the driver follows the recommendation, the number of stops at red lights will be reduced. The distance to stop, the speed limit profile for the area, and the signal timing plans are all used to calculate the speed recommendation displayed to the driver. “Audi is committed to moving America in many ways, including through the development of industry-leading connectivity and mobility solutions,” said Mark Del Rosso, president, Audi of America. Future iterations of V2I technology could include integration with the vehicle’s start/stop function, optimized navigation routing, and other predictive services. All of these services are designed to help reduce congestion and enhance mobility on crowded roadways.

Author: Rainer Claaßen
Image Credit: Audi

 


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