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Audi To Start Marketing Car That Connects To Traffic Signals

  • CRN, Friday, August 19, 2016 9:05 AM

German carmaker Audi is rolling out technology that will allow its vehicles in the United States to communicate with traffic signals, allowing for a more stress-free ride in what it says is the car industry's first commercial use of the nascent technology. Audi of America, which is owned by Volkswagen, said select 2017 Q7 and A4 models built after 1 June 2016 will be equipped with its vehicle-to-infrastructure technology. Known in the industry as "V-to-I", the technology allows traffic signals and other infrastructure to exchange safety and other operational data wirelessly to vehicles over the cloud.

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  1. R MARK REASBECK from www.USAonly.US , August 19, 2016 at 10:49 a.m.

    What could possibly go wrong here?
    So when your car is out of sync witht the traffic lights, do you have to pull
    over , shut the car off and "reboot"???
    And when these circuits fail...............and they will,
    how much will the repairs cost , just so you don't have to pay attention to the road,
    it's conditions, and the cars around you?  Then there's that  little problem of the moron
    in the other car reading their facebook page , running the red light on his side, coming through
    the green light on yours.
    My broken record, Just becuse you can develop technology, doesn't mean it's alwyas the best idea for us.

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