Audi of America expands Visitors Gentle Info to incorporate Inexperienced Gentle Optimized Velocity Advisory (GLOSA)
Audi of America introduced an enlargement of Visitors Gentle Info to incorporate Inexperienced Gentle Optimized Velocity Advisory (GLOSA), one other first in vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) applied sciences from the model. GLOSA can present velocity suggestions to Audi drivers of choose 2017 and newer fashions that may help drivers in catching the “inexperienced wave,” serving to to cut back the variety of stops at purple lights.
GLOSA makes use of visitors sign info and the present place of a automobile to show a velocity advice supposed to permit drivers to go visitors lights throughout a inexperienced interval, with a view to assist scale back the variety of stops at purple lights.
The gap to cease, the velocity restrict profile for the realm, and the sign timing plans, are all used to calculate the velocity advice exhibited to the motive force.
Survey information from the AAA Basis for Visitors Security reveals that the common American driver spends almost 300 hours a yr behind the wheel, the equal to seven 40-hour weeks on the workplace. Offering drivers with further info, resembling inexperienced gentle optimized velocity advisories, may also help scale back nervousness and enhance a driver’s consolation throughout their time behind the wheel.
Audi is dedicated to shifting America in some ways, together with by means of the event of industry-leading connectivity and mobility options. Not solely do vehicle-to-infrastructure applied sciences like GLOSA profit drivers in the present day, they’re additionally the vital steps wanted as we proceed towards an automatic future.—Mark Del Rosso, president, Audi of America
In 2016, Audi, in collaboration with Visitors Expertise Providers (TTS), launched Visitors Gentle Info, an Audi join PRIME function that allows the automobile to speak with the infrastructure in sure cities and metropolitan areas throughout the US.
When one in every of these choose Audi fashions approaches a related visitors gentle, it receives real-time sign info from the visitors administration system that displays visitors lights by way of the on-board 4G LTE information connection. When the sunshine is purple, the TLI function will show the time remaining till the sign adjustments to inexperienced within the instrument cluster in entrance of the motive force or within the head-up show (if outfitted). This “time-to-green” info helps scale back stress by letting the motive force know roughly how a lot time stays earlier than the sunshine adjustments.
As we speak, greater than four,700 intersections help each the “time-to-green” and GLOSA functionalities. Enabled metro areas embrace: Dallas, Denver, Gainesville, Fla.; Houston, Kansas Metropolis, Kansas; Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York Metropolis, Orlando, Fla.; Phoenix, Portland, Ore.; San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. and northern Virginia.
Future iterations of V2I expertise might embrace integration with the automobile’s begin/cease perform, optimized navigation routing, and different predictive companies. All of those companies are designed to assist scale back congestion and improve mobility on crowded roadways.