Audi Cars Will Have A Red Light Countdown Clock, Working In Miami Next Year

You will soon be able to tell see exactly how long the wait will be every time you are stopped at a red light.

Starting this fall, Audi will install Traffic light information systems on certain models. The technology connects with the infrastructure controlling traffic lights, and provides a countdown clock on the dashboard at every red light.

In the Miami area, there are four agencies managing traffic signals (Palm Beach County, City of Boca Raton, Broward County, and Miami-Dade). Between all four agencies, there are 4,793 signalized intersections, with 3,593 of those eligible for the technology.

Traffic Technology Services, Inc. of Oregon is partnering with Audi to offer the service. The company has business partnerships with the vendor supplying the Advanced Transportation Management System in Palm Beach, Boca Raton, and Broward, and is in negotiations with the vendor that manages Miami-Dade.

A representative of the company said that they would like to provide service in Miami by summer 2017.

 

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Anonymous
5 years ago

This is the future, and I LOVE IT!!!!

suomynona
5 years ago

Dynamic/Adaptive streets/traffic lights combined with autonomous vehicles communicating with each other to avoid accidents, maintain constant speeds, maintain safe driving distances, seeing road obstacles, etc will be nice. Though something that comprehensive is still probably a decade away, and will be constrained by older, obsolete non-autonomous cars for awhile after that.

Gables
5 years ago

This technology will just allow Miami drivers to be even bigger jerks on the road. $10 says that someone will be watching the countdown on their dashboard, slam the gas, and hit a pedestrian or another car. Just wait for it…

Anonymous
5 years ago

What difference does it make when they’re stuck in the same gridlock? At least you’ll now how much longer you need to sit through another cycle…

Anonymous
5 years ago

Brilliant

Anonymous
5 years ago

who the hell cares to see how long the light is……..BUILD MASS TRANSIT!!!!!

John
5 years ago

Sounds like a system that will be hacked for misuse.

Anonymous
5 years ago

FYI, anyone notice all the Bluetooth sensors that are being installed along highways in Miami recently? I imagine these are some sort of traffic management system..

Anonymous
5 years ago

Where have you seen them? What do they look like?

Anonymous
5 years ago

95, 395 they are diamond-shaped antennas with associated gear installed below.