A technology connecting cars to traffic lights so drivers can avoid getting stuck at red robots and help free up traffic flow in cities is as of now being sampled on a Jaguar F-Pace automobiles.
The Green Light Optimal Speed Advisory (GLOSA) system allows cars to “talk” to traffic lights and inform the driver the speed they should drive as they approach junctions or signals to avoid getting stuck at the red robots.
The world’s first traffic lights was installed 150 years ago outside Parliament in London.
Since then drivers around the globe have spent billions of hours waiting for green.
But with Jaguar Land Rover’s latest tech, they will in future never be in use.
Jaguar Land Rover Connected Technology Research Engineer, Oriol Quintana-Morales said the trials are part of the £20 million government-funded project, UK Autodrive, which has helped speed up Jaguar Land Rover’s future self-driving and connected technology.
Jaguar Land Rover is the UK’s largest automotive manufacturer, built around two iconic British car brands.
Land Rover, the world’s leading manufacturer of premium all-wheel-drive vehicles, and Jaguar, one of the world’s premier luxury sports saloon and sports car marques.
“This cutting-edge technology will reduce the time we waste at traffic lights. It has the potential to revolutionise driving by creating safe, free-flowing cities that take the stress out of commuting. The chance to make future journeys as comfortable and stress-free as possible for all our customers motivate our research,” said Quintana-Morales.
Jaguar or Land Rover vehicles today, the F-PACE already boasts a wide range of sophisticated Advanced Driver Assistance (ADAS) features.
The connected technology trials are enhancing existing ADAS features by increasing the line of sight of a vehicle when connect with the internet to other vehicles and infrastructure.
GLOSA is being tested alongside a host of other measures to reduce the time commuters spend in traffic.