Audi of America expands Visitors Mild Data to incorporate Inexperienced Mild Optimized Velocity Advisory (GLOSA)
Audi of America introduced an growth of Visitors Mild Data to incorporate Inexperienced Mild Optimized Velocity Advisory (GLOSA), one other first in vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) applied sciences from the model. GLOSA can present pace suggestions to Audi drivers of choose 2017 and newer fashions that may help drivers in catching the “inexperienced wave,” serving to to scale back the variety of stops at pink lights.
GLOSA makes use of site visitors sign info and the present place of a automobile to show a pace suggestion meant to permit drivers to cross site visitors lights throughout a inexperienced interval, with the intention to assist scale back the variety of stops at pink lights.
The gap to cease, the pace restrict profile for the realm, and the sign timing plans, are all used to calculate the pace suggestion exhibited to the motive force.
Survey information from the AAA Basis for Visitors Security exhibits that the common American driver spends almost 300 hours a 12 months behind the wheel, the equal to seven 40-hour weeks on the workplace. Offering drivers with extra info, corresponding to inexperienced mild optimized pace advisories, may also help scale back anxiousness and enhance a driver’s consolation throughout their time behind the wheel.
Audi is dedicated to shifting America in some ways, together with via the event of industry-leading connectivity and mobility options. Not solely do vehicle-to-infrastructure applied sciences like GLOSA profit drivers at this time, they’re additionally the crucial steps wanted as we proceed towards an automatic future.—Mark Del Rosso, president, Audi of America
In 2016, Audi, in collaboration with Visitors Expertise Companies (TTS), launched Visitors Mild Data, an Audi join PRIME characteristic that allows the automobile to speak with the infrastructure in sure cities and metropolitan areas throughout the US.
When one in all these choose Audi fashions approaches a linked site visitors mild, it receives real-time sign info from the site visitors administration system that displays site visitors lights by way of the on-board 4G LTE information connection. When the sunshine is pink, the TLI characteristic 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 geared up). 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.
Immediately, greater than four,700 intersections assist each the “time-to-green” and GLOSA functionalities. Enabled metro areas embody: 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 embody integration with the automobile’s begin/cease operate, optimized navigation routing, and different predictive providers. All of those providers are designed to assist scale back congestion and improve mobility on crowded roadways.