Audi to connect new models to traffic lights
German premium car manufacturer, Audi, will connect its new models to the traffic lights in the German city of Ingolstadt off July. That is what Audi announced on Tuesday. With this measure, car drivers should be able to optimize their speed – within speed limits, of course – and to arrive just in time when the lights are green.
The car manufacturer already introduced this service two years ago in some American cities, like Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Washington. In the latter, already more than thousands of crossings are connected to a traffic information service.
According to Audi, launching this service in Germany was more difficult because infrastructure is complex and more decentralized. The connected system should make the traffic flow in the cities smoother and car driving more relaxed.
Other cities to follow
Audi plans to introduce this service in other European cities as from 2020.