There’s nothing better than that clean stretch of green traffic lights when you’re on the road.
It feels like luck is on your side and everything is going your way.
Now, more Audi drivers can experience the rush, with its ‘Green Light Optimized Speed Advisory, or GLOSA.
According to Mashable, drivers are connected to city infrastructure and can “game” the system by going a recommended speed limit.
The dash indicates the best speed to catch the “green wave” based on the car’s position, speed limits in the area, and signal timing. It’s not that far off from the premise of timed streetlights to encourage driving the speed limit, but it’s a helpful boost.
Check out the system in action:
Audi is offering this service through its Connect Prime membership on certain 2017, 2018, and other new models cars. They have also expanded this week to five more cities in the United States:
These areas expand Audi’s Vehicle-to-Infrastructure connectivity, or V2I, to 13 cities at more than 4,700 intersections using 4G LTE data in the vehicle to communicate with real-time info from cities’ traffic management systems.
Before the green light recommendation, the car would tell you how long you’d be at a red light. That’s helpful info to reduce the anxiety waiting for what feels like an interminable stop, but now you can avoid the wait altogether.
The service isn’t currently available in South Africa, but I’m sure its success is going to see it making an appearance worldwide soon.
Nobody loves a red light.
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