Can Audi’s new traffic light feature alleviate LA traffic?

September 1, 2016
A traffic light controls the flow of vehicles and pedestrians near downtown Chicago, Illinois.
A traffic light controls the flow of vehicles and pedestrians near downtown Chicago, Illinois.
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Juan Matute, a UCLA green urban-transit researcher, weighs in on Audi’s plans to equip new vehicles in Los Angeles with a traffic light information feature. The technology, which predicts the time remaining until a traffic signal turns green, represents a stepping stone toward connecting vehicles to infrastructure to create a safer, more efficient commute.

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