Audi is launching a new feature to its Traffic Light Information System (TLI), currently functioning with 4,600 intersections across 13 metropolitan areas, called the Green Light Optimized Speed Advisory (GLOSA). Audi's TLI was already able to give drivers an indication of how long they can expect a red light to last, but with GLOSA drivers will now be given information to help them avoid stopping at red lights altogether. GLOSA uses traffic light data and your car's position to calculate and recommend which speed you should travel at to avoid stopping at a red light ahead. Future applications could include see TLI being combined with the car's navigation system to recommend routes that minimize red lights or with the car's stop/start system to automatically turn the car on as the light is about to turn green.
TLI is currently available on all Audi models except the A3 and TT. Audi is currently the only automaker that provides a traffic light information system in the vehicles, and the system only works with traffic signals that are wired for the service. Experts expect that cities will begin to install more smart traffic signals as more automakers begin to add the technology to their vehicles.
TLI currently works in the following cities:
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