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No more red light with Audi

By Regan_ong on 13 Jan 2014

Attached Image Audi has an intriguing piece of driver assistance technology called Traffic Light Assist (TLA) that promises to help drivers make every green light. Using both live and predictive data beamed into the vehicle's navigation unit via onboard wifi, TLA doesn't need a single camera to tell you when the light is going to change. Local data sources provide information about traffic light patterns, and the in car system uses that data and the motion of the car to predict exactly how long it'll be until the green light goes red.

Attached Image In practice, the system shows a traffic light icon in the central display (a heads-up display would be a nice option), along with a countdown timer that reads the number of seconds before a light changes from red to green. Additionally, the system corrects for changing lanes and resultant changing signals; changing a straight-through traffic lane to a left-turn lane and signal, for instance.

Attached Image What's more, the stop/start system is integrated with the new software, as well, restarting the engine with a few seconds to go before the light in front of you changes to green. Pretty slick.
 

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Regan's interest in cars started since the time when 'Hot Wheels' was leading the way. Oh yeah.



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Marcpodi Jan 16 2014 12:53 PM

This should also be equipped with speaking assistant.

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