It will now become easy with Audi’s start of cars that will electronically communicate with traffic signals, which will be introduced later this year. So, drivers shouldn’t be worried about a red light.
At the initial stage, the functionality will be to some extent limited. So, how it works? A display on the instrument panel in front will show that the traffic light is red and count down the seconds until it is due to turn green. But what about Audi officials hopes for the system which is becoming more capable of delivering drivers the information about traffic signals.
The system will prove a landmark in the auto industry’s drive for the development of cars communicating with infrastructure signals, blind turns, bridges which will make traveling safely. The industry has been advertising its development of these systems for years, but none have really been able to achieve such a success.
Similarly, most of such work by the industry is still under a process that will avoid accidents as much as possible. This so-called vehicle-to-vehicle, or V2V, systems let cars remain in a bit distance to each other to avoid a collision. In other words, drivers will be able to get a warning before it’s too late.
According to Audi, the vehicle-to-infrastructure technology — called V2I — will come installed on certain 2017 Q7 SUVs and A4 and A4 Allroad cars, headed to showrooms this fall.
Similarly, the cars will have the capability to electronically communicate with signals in some selected U.S. cities, but the communication will be done through a data link. In order to make that possible, Audi is working with a firm called Traffic Technology Services.
In a statement, President of Audi of America, Scott Keogh says, “Continuous innovation in connected car services and advanced driver assistance systems that enrich and improve the customer experience is at the core of the Audi brand and our collective future.”