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Smart traffic lights

  • Jaguar-Land Rover Green Light Optimal Speed Advisory system

    In the future, Jaguar-Land Rover vehicles could help motorists avoid pesky red lights. The automaker announced Wednesday that it's begun to trial its Green Light Optimal Speed Advisory (GLOSA) system. GLOSA communicates with connected traffic lights via vehicle-to-everything technology (V2X). Audi employs a similar system in its vehicles, which can communicate with traffic lights in 10 U.S. cities. JLR's system provides drivers the optimal speed to travel to ensure they don't get stuck at a red light as they approach an intersection. JLR continues to test the prototype technology on Jaguar...

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    Oregon man fined for researching traffic light algorithms sans license

    File this one under things unlikely to become a problem, but sure as can be, it has. An Oregon man, Mats Jarlstrom, has been fined $500 by the Oregon State Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying for researching, studying, and presenting his findings on traffic light patterns. Why has...

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    Adaptive Traffic Lights Helping To Save Fuel

    Marrying high-tech with road safety has been one of the primary goals of the automotive industry for the past several decades, often with very good results. The latest step forward by BMW promises to take the idea to a new level, using technology to help save fuel too. Ever been driving home late...

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