Notices
 

  

  • VW Audi Forum - The #1 Volkswagen (VW) Group Forum

    VW Audi Forum - The #1 Volkswagen (VW) Group Forum

    The #1 Volkswagen (VW) Group Forum dedicated entirely to all Volkswagen group cars.

    Topics covered include Volkswagen (VW) Group news & reviews, owners gallery, advice and general information on everything related to the Volkswagen group of vehicles

    Including owners and enthusiats of Volkswagen (VW), Audi, Seat, Skoda, Bentley, Lamborghini, Bugatti and Porsche

     
  • First Audi models network with traffic lights for free-flowing city driving




    • Traffic Light Information is the first true Vehicle-to-Infrastructure(V2I) service by an automobile brand
    • The service starts up with variations on the Audi A4 and Q7 in Las Vegas
    • Networking is essential for autonomous driving in cities

    If you know in advance when a traffic light will switch from red to green, your driving is more relaxed and efficient. Audi is the first car manufacturer to connect the car to the city infrastructure – an important step towards autonomous driving. In Las Vegas Audi A4 and Q7 models are now able to display traffic-light phases directly in the car. Further U.S. cities will follow, and introduction of the system is planned in Europe. Traffic Light Information optimises trafficflow, saves valuable time and reduces environmental impact.

    Audi of America is cooperating with several cities in North America to upgrade the infrastructure for Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) technology. “For the first time, our cars are exchanging data with traffic infrastructure in real time. Drivers can adapt their behaviour to the situation and move through city traffic in a much more relaxed and controlled way,” says Andreas Reich, head of Electronics Pre-Development at AUDI AG. “We increase energy efficiency when we connect our Audi models to smart cities.Further V2I services will follow, making the car into an interactive mobile device. We see autonomous driving as the end of this development.”


    As a first step, all Audi A4 and Q7 models produced for the U.S. market since June 2016 and equipped with Audi connect have this function on board. In the USA, municipal traffic management centres will communicate the traffic-light data to Audi’s project partner Traffic Technology Service sTTS. Here the data are prepared and sent to the on-board computer in the Audi via a fast Internet connection, for example 4G/LTE, in real time.


    Fuel savings of up to 15 per cent


    The first function of the Traffic Light Information V2I component is called Time-to-Green. In the Audi virtual cockpit or head-up display, drivers see whether they will reach the next light on green while travelling within the permitted speed limit. If not, a countdownis provided of the time remaining until the next green phase– and driverscan throttle back in good time. Pilot projects in Europe have shown that drivers exercise more foresight thanks to this information about traffic lights.This has a beneficial overall effect on traffic flow. “In our tests the number of cars that had to brake to a stand still in traffic fell by around 20 percent. This saved time for the driver and also made fuel savings of about 15 percent in the pilot project,” says Michael Zweck, project manager for Audi Traffic Light Information.


    First of all, Audi customers will use this service. The development work that Audi is investing in traffic-light systems will also benefit customers of other brands in future. The increasing spread of the technology will help city traffic planners to understand the causes of hold-ups and optimise the phasing of traffic lights.


    In future Traffic Light Information could be linked up to smart navigation and used for new powering concepts. For example,“green waves” in traffic-light sequences could be incorporated in route planning. It is also conceivable that Audi e-tron models could make greater use of braking energy by charging the battery as they decelerate at a red light.


    Audi also intends to introduce the technology in Europe. In Berlin, Ingolstadt, Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Veronathere have already been extensive pilot projects. In Berlin alone, some 700 traffic lightsin the inner city have been connected to the service. Across Europe, however, unified data standards and digital infrastructure do not exist: “In Europe highly diverse traffic technology is in use, as the infrastructure has developed locally. We are working on harmonisation of the data that have been prepared. After that has been done, we can provide


    Traffic Light Informationin Europe too,” Michael Zweck announced.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: First Audi models network with traffic lights for free-flowing city driving started by stuart View original post
  • AutoComSoft VIS Info System


    VW Audi Forum - UK Sole Distributor for the AutoComSoft Vis Info System

    The IDEAL companion for the VCDS user

     
  • PayPal Donation

    If you like this website, and would like to give something in return, you can make a donation. Your donation will be used to help pay for hosting service, and on improving the website and facilities for members. If you would like to make a donation, please enter your amount and follow the PayPal link.

     
  • Recent Forum Posts

    manc

    Front suspension top mounts creaking and setting the front camber woes

    I bought some unbranded front suspension Top Mounts last year and it wasn't long before they started to make a horrible creaking noise when turning corners.

    manc Today, 02:29 PM Go to last post
    chris2

    Audi A4 B7, 1.8T. Leaking part identification. Bypass valve?

    Hello. I have noticed a potential leak in the front of the engine in my Audi A4 B7, 1.8T. Please have a look on the photo. The bottom of the car under

    chris2 Today, 01:58 PM Go to last post
    zit501

    Air suspension leak from where?

    Hi Guys,

    So my A6 Avant's air suspension is sinking overnight/noticeably within a few hours. Mainly the fronts, which are sinking are a similar

    zit501 Today, 01:57 PM Go to last post
    zollaf

    Re: corrossion warranty rear axle ?

    method in the madness of running about in a few hundreds worth of old shed. sure i would be upset if i lost my 80, but it wouldnt hurt me financially,

    zollaf Today, 01:56 PM Go to last post
    zollaf

    Re: Top end engine rattle after Emissions Recall

    charged by coal fired power stations or wood pellet fired which seems the latest craze, with pellets shipped in from america ???
    theres really

    zollaf Today, 01:53 PM Go to last post
    Rob69

    Re: corrossion warranty rear axle ?

    I saw a pals pain a few years back, 4 year old Ford Galaxy Ghia, umpteen thousand pounds worth to him . looks like it had a dripping injector which hydraulic

    Rob69 Today, 01:52 PM Go to last post
    Rob69

    Re: Top end engine rattle after Emissions Recall

    No - electric cars are going to save the day (and planet)
    Until someone realises we aren't capable of building power stations anymore to charge

    Rob69 Today, 01:47 PM Go to last post
    zollaf

    Re: corrossion warranty rear axle ?

    see so many though , esp anything common rail, with faults that people are trying to sell, cheap fix, only 25 quid on ebay, yeah right..

    zollaf Today, 01:43 PM Go to last post
    Rob69

    Re: corrossion warranty rear axle ?

    You're right there, i think we'll see more modern cars (especially CR diesels) being scrapped before 10 years old as they become too expensive to keep

    Rob69 Today, 01:42 PM Go to last post
    zollaf

    Re: Top end engine rattle after Emissions Recall

    oh dont say that, now everyone will want some compensation.

    zollaf Today, 01:35 PM Go to last post
    Gazwould

    Re: Top end engine rattle after Emissions Recall

    As predicted a low down torque loss !

    Gazwould Today, 01:34 PM Go to last post
    zollaf

    Re: Top end engine rattle after Emissions Recall

    be back to horse and cart soon then, and the sooner the better, then we can all stop bickering over whats going on and stop having wars to get the oil...

    zollaf Today, 01:33 PM Go to last post
    zollaf

    Re: corrossion warranty rear axle ?

    should see the state of some newish korean things, proper rotten at first mot.. at least you can get parts for vag acrs, korean stuff you usually cant,

    zollaf Today, 01:30 PM Go to last post
    Rob69

    Re: corrossion warranty rear axle ?

    I think the component suppliers (subframes, wishbones etc ) just give them a cursory blow of black paint and ship them out the door to bolted under the

    Rob69 Today, 01:27 PM Go to last post
    Rob69

    Re: Top end engine rattle after Emissions Recall

    I think the government is more likely to be having a detrimental effect on the value of your car than not getting it messed about with
    Car buyers

    Rob69 Today, 01:23 PM Go to last post
     
  • Facebook

     
  • Advertisements

     
  • Advertisements

     
  • Advertisements

     




  



Disclaimer: VW Audi Forum is an "independant enthusiast website", and is in no way related to any of the Worldwide Volkswagen,Audi,Seat,Skoda,Bentley,Bugatti,Porsche or Lamborghini group of Companies. For official up to date information on any of there vehicles, please visit the official websites. Any comments made throughout this website, are the views of the respective poster, and in no way represent the views of the VW Audi Forum Administration, or the worldwide Volkswagen & Audi Group of companies.


VW Audi Forum do not vet and are not responsible for any information which is posted in this forum. All content is viewed and used by you at your own risk and we do not warrant the accuracy or reliability of any of the information.


Copyright: Images used on this website by the Administration are "Copyright" of Volkswagen GB, Volkswagen AG (Germany), Audi GB, Audi AG (Germany), Volkswagen Motorsport GB, Volkswagen Motorsport AG (Germany), Audi Motorsport AG (Germany), Volkswagen Racing GB, Bentley, Bugatti, Porsche and Lamborghini. No image can be replicated by anyone WITHOUT the relevent Companies written permission.


All trademarks and copyrights remain property of their respective owners.

No part of the VW Audi Forum website or forum may be reproduced without written permission from the site administration


PLEASE NOTE - PERSONAL ABUSE, ABUSE AGAINST THIS OR ANY OTHER WEBSITE OR ANY COMPANY WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. OFFENDERS WILL BE MODERATED OR EVEN BANNED.


This website and forum are best viewed at a minimum resolution of 1024 by 768.



  


Page copy protected against web site content infringement by Copyscape


- VW AUDI Forum - The #1 Volkswagen (VW) Group Forum - Volkswagen (VW) - Audi - Seat - Skoda - Bentley - Bugatti - Lamborghini - Porsche - VW Audi Forum -


- www.vwaudiforum.co.uk - www.vwaudiforum.co.uk -