Audi Travolution Project Minimizes Red Lights and Emissions
AUBURN HILLS, MI –Audi has spent the past two years developing its Travolution project, which hasrecently ended test trials on the streets of Audi’s home town, Ingolstadt, Germany.The project, with an investment of about $2 million, is designed to optimizethe flow of traffic through networked communications between traffic lights andcars, resulting in less stopping times, according to www.carversation.com.
Audi madean Audi A5 and an A6 Avant available as test vehicles for the project. Trafficlights equipped with communications modules sent the time for the nextgreen-light phase to the car’s on-board computer. The drivers of these carswere informed through the Audi MMI infotainment system at what speed theyshould travel in order to drive through the intersection without having tostop.
With thesuccessful completion of the test trials, Travolution is to be expanded byanother 20 cars and 50 traffic light installations. In addition,up-to-the-minute traffic information for the city will keep drivers betterinformed.