智能仪表盘:红灯不需要再停车了

【智能仪表盘:红灯不需要再停车了】这款概念车可以与城市电子交通信号灯系统“沟通”,获知信号灯是否变红色的信息。然后通过可视化示图形提示驾驶者距离下一个红灯的距离和所需要的时间,以及想要错过红灯需要的合适速度。据称,联网交通信号灯系统的使用可以减少15%的二氧化碳排放。

The smart dashboard that means you might never have to stop at a red light again

  • Audi concept car is able to communicate with city traffic lights to find out when they will turn red
  • Can alert driver how faraway their next red is, and how long it will take to get there - and the speed to drive at so they don't have to stop
  • System requires cities to install smart traffic lights
  • Can even alert drivers if they are at risk of running a red light
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For anyone who's ever driven in a large city, red lights quickly become a massive annoyance.

However, Audi is developing a system that could spell the end of red lights for drivers.

It is testing a system known as 'Traffic Light Assist' that shows drivers exactly how far away their next red is - helping they time their drive to minimise stopping.
The display, in the dashboard in front of drivers, shows a traffic light icon  with a countdown timer that reads the number of seconds before a light changes from red to green.

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The system, is linked into a city's electronic traffic light network, and can even take into account lane changes.

Local data from city councils who install smart traffic lights, and motion sensors in the car are used to to predict exactly how long it'll be until the green light goes red.

Audi has been testing the new technology in Ingolstadt and Berlin in Germany, as well as in Verona, Italy, and also set it up in Las Vegas for the CES show.

In the traffic light phase assistant project in Frankfurt, 20 traffic light systems in the vicinity of Frankfurt am Main were retrofitted so that the test fleet could communicate with them.

 

'The goal of developers was to achieve the most efficient flow of traffic in metropolitan areas,' said Audi.

'Information from the traffic light systems is transmitted to the car and visualized as graphic images on the driver information system display.

'They show the driver the speed to select in order to reach the next traffic light during a green phase. Acoustic signals also warn the driver in advance of red phases. '

Audi claims the traffic light info online enables CO2 reductions of up to 15 percent.

'In sum, this would be equivalent to about 900 million liters (237.75 million US gallons) of fuel per year, if this technology were to be implemented throughout Germany,' it claims.

Over the course of the six-month test phase, a total of 500 test drivers in 120 cars and three motorcycles covered a total of 1.65 million kilometers (1.03 million miles).

The vehicles were networked with one another via specially developed radio transmission equipment and via a traffic control center to inform drivers of traffic conditions and hazards.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2539498/Audi-shows-smart-car-mean-never-stop-red-light-again.html#ixzz2qRfYjFnr
文章作者:MARK PRIGG

文章来源:dailymail


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