Pointed out as the first example of communication between vehicles and infrastructures, Audi has already in operation a technology that allows some of its vehicles to communicate with the traffic light system of the city of Las Vegas in the USA and that can inform the drivers on the waiting time until the red light turns green.
This is just one of the highlights of this Traffic Lights Information (TLI) system which is available for the 2017 Audi A4, A4 Allroad and Q7 models built from June 1, 2016 and which in the future may change the way Drivers are ‘related’ to traffic lights in traffic.
So far, only a few of the Las Vegas city’s traffic lights have been equipped with this technology, allowing access to the vehicle’s system to reveal information regarding its duration, but in the future this system will be able to offer more efficient travel plans and even calculate the most suitable speed so that the driver can pass green traffic lights at all intersections.
Although it does not seem very relevant, this system developed in partnership with Traffic Technology Services (TTS) is pointed out as the first example of communication between vehicle and infrastructure in the United States. After Las Vegas, the intention of the Ingolstadt is to put this functionality in more cities of USA and later on spread it to other parts of the globe.