If you keep up with automotive technology, you may have heard these two terms that have recently entered the lexicon: vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication. Both can be used to make your car safer by allowing it to communicate with other cars on the road (V2V) or to the infrastructure such as traffic signals (V2I).
Audi has been a pioneer of V2I technology, using it to display a countdown meter for traffic lights. Your car will alert you when the light is about to go green and give you the exact speed necessary to make the light before it goes red.
Audi’s Traffic Light Information system only works in select cities for now but the German Automaker recently announced plans for a major test in the state of Virginia to improve this technology even further. Working with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and Qualcomm Technologies, Audi will develop a new Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) communication system that will make the roads safer.