Audi shows TLA solution to make those green lights
PostedJanuary 13, 2014
The CES show in Las Vegas from January 7 to 10 provided a generous share of driver assistance technologies, where spectators were told how they can expect to interact with their cars as never before. One attention-grabber in the recent CES reports is something from German auto makers Audi called Traffic Light Assist (TLA). What if you were told your car had the ability to help you hit every green light on your journey? That could put a smile on any driver’s face, and at CE testers from media sites earlier this week got to test Audi’s TLA up and down the Las Vegas strip. Reports by the testers were favorable, inviting such words as “intriguing” and “slick.” Simply put, Audi is shooting for a time when a driver gets in the car, starts driving, and, with the car’s analysis of traffic light data, the driver will be able to know when the next light will change..
Autoblog reports that Audi set up a trial of the system in a A6 sedan around the Las Vegas Strip “and it worked pretty flawlessly for us.” The system consists of an in-dash system that tells you how fast or slow you need to drive in order to make as many green lights as possible. What is interesting is that Audi’s lights alert system has no need of a camera to scan for upcoming traffic lights to deliver the information.