Audi Traffic Light Recognition System Hopes to Save Fuel
March 11, 2014 9:54 AM
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System uses in car internet to connect with traffic lights
My hometown had traffic lights on the main street with a little sign indicating that if went 40 mph and caught the first light green, you would likely make it down the entire street without stopping at another light. It was a grand design that was likely tossed in an effort to increase revenue by issuing more tickets for running red lights.
Audi has announced new technology that is a high tech version of that sign. The system is called Audi Traffic Light Recognition and the carmaker figures that the system could save millions of gallons of fuel.
The system uses in-car internet in a new way by leveraging Audi connect to establish a link between the car and the traffic light. The system is able to figure out the timing pattern of traffic lights (and the traffic lights in the vicinity) and maps those to an information system in the central instrument cluster that shows a virtual traffic light.
When the driver is stopped at a red light the Audi system calculates the time left before the light turns green and sets a timer for the driver on the display in the dash. The system also interacts with the
in the car to have the engine on and ready to go 5-seconds before the light turns green.
In addition to saving fuel, Audi also thinks the system can reduce CO2 emissions by 15%.
Audi and the city of Las Vegas are working together on the trial of the system with 50 sets of traffic lights supported. Testing is also underway in Verona, Italy.
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RE: This will be interesting
3/11/2014 4:05:44 PM
I will not assume anything based on your comment. However it is obvious you have never worked with local, city, state or federal government as a solution developer.
These agencies are incompetent in their development of requirements, timelines, and decision making as related to technology solutions. Additionally, you assume the contractors have a say in the decisions that are made.
I will inform you that contractors are just that...contractors. You perform the actions which the governing agent which you work direct you to perform. In many cases the government agency decision make processes is so poor it impacts the ability to make rational decisions. The only action a contractor can perform is to document the change, have the agency accept the risk to the project, and move on.
In the end, contractors have a contract. Contractors build to the contract regardless if the morons in the government agencies have bad poor decision making processes.
This is what you get when government agencies hire on the Civil Services rules and have all powerful Unions to protect the members. Mediocre and incompetent people make decisions. Do not blame the contractors blame your government representative!!!!!
RE: This will be interesting
3/12/2014 8:10:22 AM
Same goes for a lot of defense and other federal government work.
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