New Jaguars could start talking to stoplights
New Jaguars could start talking to stoplights. Over the past few years, Jaguar Land Rover has been working on Vehicle to Object (V2X) technology that allows vehicles to talk to other technology like stoplights, road signs, and other technologies. Nearly 150 years ago, the first traffic lights were installed outside the Houses of Parliament in London, and now with JLR’s Green Light Optimal Speed Advisory (GLOSA) traffic could be completely revolutionized.
GLOSA technology would allow vehicle systems to communicate with traffic lights and inform the driver to adjust the speed to what they should drive as they approach signals. If this technology were made more widely available, drivers would not have to engage in racing to beat lights, which would improve air quality and traffic could flow more smoothly, allowing cities to flow better, creating less commuter stress.
“This cutting-edge technology will radically reduce the time we waste at traffic lights. It has the potential to revolutionize driving by creating safe, free-flowing cities that take the stress out of commuting. Our research is motivated by the chance to make future journeys as comfortable and stress-free as possible for all our customers.” –Oriol Quintana-Morales, Jaguar Land Rover Connected Technology Research Engineer
Currently, the technology is being trialled on a Jaguar F-PACE as part of 20 million euro collaborative government-funded research project with UK Autodrive. The technology builds upon current connected systems already present in the F-PACE such as Adaptive Cruise Control. For more Wilde Jaguar news, Follow us on Twitter or Like us on Facebook.