Audi working on "green" traffic control of the future
(dpa) - Audi is working on a "green" traffic management system of the future that will make it possible to drive in a city without having to stop at traffic lights.
After two years of research, the car maker announced the pilot project in cooperation with the city of Ingolstadt and the department of traffic engineering at the Technical University of Munich.
The system has already been implemented at 46 traffic lights in Ingolstadt. Software optimizes the entire network of traffic lights, significantly reducing the duration of stopping times for cars.
Three traffic lights have also been equipped with communications modules that send the time for the next green phase to the car's on-board computer. The drivers are informed through the infotainment system at what speed they should travel in order to drive through the next intersection without stopping.