Green light for

stress free cities

JLR traffic lights 2
JLR traffic lights 1

DRIVERS could be advised what speed to approach traffic lights so they're green on arrival with new technology being tested by Jaguar Land Rover.

The world's first traffic lights were installed exactly 150 years ago outside the Houses of Parliament in London. Since then drivers around the globe have spent billions of hours waiting for green.

However with Jaguar Land Rover's latest tech, their days could be numbered.

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.

Widespread adoption of the so-called V2X technology would prevent drivers from racing to beat the lights and improve air quality by reducing harsh acceleration or braking near lights.

The goal is for the V2X revolution to create free-flowing cities with fewer delays and less commuter stress.

The connected technology is currently being trialled on a Jaguar F-PACE, as part of a £20 million collaborative research project.

Jaguar Land Rover has also addressed time lost to searching for a parking space by providing real-time information of available spaces to drivers and developed an Emergency Vehicle Warning to alert motorists when a fire engine, police car or ambulance is approaching.

Oriol Quintana-Morales, Jaguar Land Rover connected technology research engineer, said: "This technology has the potential to revolutionise driving by creating safe, free-flowing cities that take the stress out of commuting."

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