Audi Announces First Vehicle to Include New Traffic Light Information System

Don’t all drivers wish that traffic lights would be more coordinated with real-time highway flow? Haven’t we all sat at a traffic light with no cars coming in the opposite direction and wished we could move? Audi Lynbrook, a premier Long Island Audi dealer, feels your frustration and is happy to announce that Audi is finding a solution.

 

Audi of America in conjunction with Traffic Technology Services (TTS) will be launching the first V2I technology, called Traffic light information, that will be arriving on select 2017 Audi Q7, Audi A4 and Audi A4 allroad® models this fall. This feature represents the brand's first step in vehicle-to-infrastructure integration.

 

Traffic light information, an Audi connect PRIME feature, enables the car  to communicate with the stop light infrastructure in select cities and metropolitan areas across the U.S. The car  receives real-time signal information from the advanced traffic management system that monitors traffic lights. The link between vehicle and infrastructure is routed via the on-board LTE data connection and Traffic Technology Services, Inc. servers.


While waiting at a connected traffic light, the driver information system in the instrument cluster, as well as the head-up-display (if  equipped), communicates with municipal traffic signals to inform the driver when a traffic light will turn from red to green and indicate the time remaining until the signal changes to green. In the future, this technology could be integrated into vehicle navigation, start / stop functionality and can even be used to help improve traffic flow in municipalities. These improvements could lead to better overall efficiency and shorter commuting times.


In an effort to make continuous innovation in connected car services and advanced driver assistance systems, Audi is always seeking to improve its customer’s driving experience. This new traffic light information is the latest in a line of pioneering connected car innovations from Audi. If you have  any questions or would like to know more about this new technology feature, the experts at Audi Lynbrook would be more than happy to help  you out. Just call us or stop by our NY Audi dealership to speak with us!

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