Traffic Light Information, an Audi Connect Prime feature, is available on select 2017 A4, Q7 and allroad models, and enables the car to communicate with the infrastructure in select cities and metropolitan areas across the USA. The car receives real-time signal information from the advanced traffic management system that monitors traffic lights via the onboard 4G LTE data connection.
When approaching a connected traffic light, traffic light information displays the time remaining until the signal changes to green in the driver instrument cluster, as well as the head-up-display (if equipped). Providing the driver with this additional information helps reduce stress and allows the driver to relax knowing approximately how much time remains before the changing of the light.
This ‘time-to-green’ feature will be the first to leverage the Audi Traffic Light Information service. In the future, it may be possible to integrate information from these advanced traffic management systems into vehicle start/stop features, navigation systems to optimize routing, and predictive services such as presenting the driver with a speed recommendation designed to maximize the number of green lights one can make in sequence. All of these services would be designed to either improve efficiency, drive time or traffic management.
December 13, 2016