Audi Announces Traffic Light Countdown in Las Vegas

Audi Announces Traffic Light Countdown in Las Vegas

Audi Announces Traffic Light Countdown in Las Vegas

0 comments 📅07 December 2016, 02:00

Driving in Las Vegas drive be a little easier for Audi owners thanks to a new commitment from the automaker that will let its drivers grasp when traffic lights are changing from red to unripe.

The service is available as an Audi connect Prime article on some 2017 A4s, Q7, and allroads and is part of the wider Instrument-to-Infrastructure technology.

“V2I applications and services like See trade Light Information are essential components as we go on to move toward an autonomous future,” says Scott Keogh, President of Audi of America. “We laud the innovative approach of Las Vegas in working with us on V2I as sufficiently as on our various piloted driving demonstrations on the past years.”

In practice, so-called “time-to-verdant” technology will start a countdown in the instrument cluster and the HUD intent indicate how much time is left until the lamp turns green. Much more could be consummate with the tech, though.

“In the unborn we could envision this technology integrated into agency navigation , start/stop functionality and can true level be used to help improve traffic spout in municipalities,” says Pom Malhotra, General Superintendent, Connected Vehicles in a statement. “These improvements could bring to better overall efficiency and shorter commuting times.”

The form of Nevada, for its part, has long been welcoming to autonomous technology, having issued a authorize to Audi to run its autonomous A7 from La to Las Vegas.

“The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) is proud to be the original in the nation to connect our traffic signal network to vehicles help of our collaboration with Audi,” said Tina Quigley, RTC Comprehensive Manager. “This vehicle-to-infrastructure technology resolution help reduce congestion and enhance mobility on our already crowded roadways.

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