Notices
 

  

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

    VW Audi Forum - The #1 Volkswagen (VW) Forum Dedicated to the whole Volkswagen (VW) Group

    VW Audi Forum - The #1 Volkswagen (VW) Forum Dedicated to the whole Volkswagen (VW) Group of vehicles including Volkswagen (VW), Audi, Seat, Skoda, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini and Porsche

    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

    anilc23

    Re: Huge list of VCDS codes & problems for my 2.0 T

    Thanks, is there something I can use to flush it all out?
    Also - cleared the codes and it was acting normal for while then EML came on for the

    anilc23 Today, 12:42 AM Go to last post
    Crasher

    Re: Huge list of VCDS codes & problems for my 2.0 T

    Some of the codes such as the timing ones suggests to me a low oil pressure problem When Audi dealt with the oil consumption issue it is the pistons they

    Crasher Yesterday, 11:48 PM Go to last post
    anilc23

    Re: Huge list of VCDS codes & problems for my 2.0 T

    Thanks I'd love to take it to a mechanic but everyone I've taken it to so far including Audi don't have a clue?!

    anilc23 Yesterday, 11:31 PM Go to last post
    swwalker

    Re: Spare wheel

    This reminds me of an episode of cops from Ireland. The guards stop a coach of school kids on the motorway on a routine check and noticecwire coming out

    swwalker Yesterday, 11:28 PM Go to last post
    buddyboy

    Re: Huge list of VCDS codes & problems for my 2.0 T

    From all them codes it seems to be a fueling issue or a timing issue. Either way that's a lot of codes to have for the engine. I would be getting a mechanic

    buddyboy Yesterday, 11:20 PM Go to last post
    Chris

    Re: Battery issue, Audi A4 B8 2008 2ltr TDI

    If it's the original battery I'd be replacing it as it's now 9 years old.

    Chris Yesterday, 10:52 PM Go to last post
    Akash

    Re: Wheel nuts covers

    Might be way off here but I thought it was something to do with alignment or rear lights cluster removal? I'll have to dig out the manual to see if it

    Akash Yesterday, 10:51 PM Go to last post
    Dave_Holland

    A8 Specific Buying Advice

    Evening All

    Having owned, and done a fair bit of work on a variety of VWs, A3s, A4s and A6s; I'm going to bite the bullet and go for an A8.

    Dave_Holland Yesterday, 10:49 PM Go to last post
    A6S

    Re: Wheel nuts covers

    So what about that credit card thing? What's that used for?

    A6S Yesterday, 10:45 PM Go to last post
    Robert pierce

    Greetings

    Hi everybody, just a little introduction about myself.

    Had a few audis over the last few years and they've all been fantastic. So when

    Robert pierce Yesterday, 10:28 PM Go to last post
    buddyboy

    Re: Audi a7 rear break glass sensor location?

    I think maybe when they were applying your tint, one of their tools went down behind the trim and loosened it off. I had no tools anywhere near mine and

    buddyboy Yesterday, 10:12 PM Go to last post
    andyhud007

    Re: Side Assist / Exit Warning / Rear Traffic RetroFit

    Jeez.. Your not kidding

    andyhud007 Yesterday, 10:09 PM Go to last post
    mirnz

    Battery issue, Audi A4 B8 2008 2ltr TDI

    Hi All,

    Hoping you can help please. I have an Audi A4 B8 2008 2ltr TDI with c. 120k mileage.

    There is an issue with the battery.

    mirnz Yesterday, 10:06 PM Go to last post
    FreshAirIan

    Re: MK 4 Golf water leaking into the car

    After trying various other possible leak points (ventilation inlet on bulkhead, inner door panels) I finally tested the front sunroof drain. It was no

    FreshAirIan Yesterday, 10:04 PM Go to last post
    Spr0cket

    Re: Side Assist / Exit Warning / Rear Traffic RetroFit

    That didn't hang around for long...

    Spr0cket Yesterday, 10:02 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.



  



- 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 -