Audi announced today that a 2017 vehicles will be accessible with vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication record that enables them to surprise drivers when lights will switch from red to green.
Audi of America will start to hurl out a trade light information underline as partial of a apartment of Audi bond PRIME services after this tumble in name intelligent cities and in civil areas opposite a nation by 2017. The association pronounced trade light information complement is usually a initial step in V2I integration.
Using Wi-Fi connectivity, that Audi began charity in vehicles this year, a couple between car and infrastructure is routed around a on-board LTE information tie and afterwards by servers owned by Beaverton, Ore.-based Traffic Technology Services Inc.
While watchful during a connected trade light, a motorist information complement in a instrument cluster, as good as in heads-up-display versed vehicles, indicates a time remaining until a vigilance changes to green.
The trade light information complement will be accessible on name 2017 Audi Q7, A4 and A4 allroad models with Audi Connect.
The Department of Transportation does not need a some-more than 330,000 trade signals in a US to have internet connectivity, though cities are deploying a record as partial of a DOT’s national Connected Vehicle Pilot deployment program.
An annual consult from trade systems program association Miovision shows that about 48% of municipality respondents’ signals are connected, according to ABIResearch researcher Susan Beardslee.
Audi has tested a new trade light information use in Palo Alto, Calif., Las Vegas and Washington, D.C., Beardslee said.
While Audi is not observant that cities will be deployment sites, Traffic Technology Services’s website shows a following cities as of final year: Las Vegas, New York City, Miami, Portland, Washington D.C., San Francisco (near Palo Alto), Los Angeles and San Diego, Beardslee added.
V2I is a wireless sell of vicious reserve and operational information between vehicles and alley infrastructure, dictated essentially to equivocate engine car crashes. V2I has been a pivotal investigate program of a Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (ITS JPO) during a U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
For some-more than a decade, a DOT has been researching a intensity advantages of connected car technology, that allows vehicles to promulgate with any other, alley infrastructure, trade government centers and consumer mobile devices.
In a future, V2I record could be integrated with unconstrained pushing record enabling vehicles to conform trade signals but motorist intervention.
In 2015, automakers began to deliver wireless broadcasts of car operational data, that can be used for V2I and vehicle‐to‐vehicle communications (V2V). While assisting to equivocate car crashes, V2V and V2I could also assuage trade overload by determining a upsurge of trade some-more well by intelligent travel systems.