Now Your Car Can Tell You How Fast To Drive To Catch a Green Light!

Now Your Car Can Tell You How Fast To Drive To Catch a Green Light!

Some of the newer Audi models released since 2015 have an integrated Traffic Light Information (TLI) system. Now the marque is adding complementary technology known as the Green Light Optimized Speed Advisory (GLOSA). This new system will be available in A4 and Q7 models released after 2017. It tells you how fast you need to drive so as to catch the green light.

Benefit for drivers

Through this technology, drivers can catch green light after green light along their lanes. This is almost impossible to achieve if you don’t know the exact speed which you’re supposed to drive at. According to Audi, you can use GLOSA to reduce the number of red light stoppages that you make. Also, it helps you to reduce the amount of time spent stationary.

Audi TLI System
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How does it work?

When an Audi that is equipped with GLOSA is driving towards a connected traffic light, it gets real-time information from the traffic management system that monitors traffic lights. This data is received through a 4G LTE data connection.

If the traffic light ahead is red, the TLI system will inform the driver about the time remaining until this signal transforms into a green. This data is presented in a digital instrument cluster behind the wheel or through a Heads Up Display (HUD).

Audi has connected a total of 4,700 intersections around the USA into their system. Examples of cities featuring this resource include New York City, Dallas, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Houston, and Washington DC.

Audi TLI System
image source: digitaltrends.com

Future improvements

Audi hopes to integrate other functions into their TLI system in the future. Some examples of these functions are Start/Stop and a navigation system which can change your route based on traffic light data. The marque’s Research & Development (R&D) department is always looking to innovate and implement predictive driving technology so as to enhance the overall driving experience.

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