Audi Travolution Project Minimizes Red Lights and Emissions
AUBURN HILLS, MI –
Audi has spent the past two years developing its Travolution project, which has
recently 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 optimize
the flow of traffic through networked communications between traffic lights and
cars, resulting in less stopping times, according to www.carversation.com.
an Audi A5 and an A6 Avant available as test vehicles for the project. Traffic
lights equipped with communications modules sent the time for the next
green-light phase to the car’s on-board computer. The drivers of these cars
were informed through the Audi MMI infotainment system at what speed they
should travel in order to drive through the intersection without having to
successful completion of the test trials, Travolution is to be expanded by
another 20 cars and 50 traffic light installations. In addition,
up-to-the-minute traffic information for the city will keep drivers better