Though we're hesitant to believe something this fantastic
could actually be implemented in real life, word on the pavement has it that Audi
is currently running a pilot program that informs motorists "how fast to drive to catch a green light." Over in Ingolstadt, Germany, 50 traffic lights have been equipped with sensors that beam information to specially equipped whips; the network of "smart" signals not only "adapts to traffic patterns to deliver optimum light switching," but gives drivers a heads-up in order to get 'em through lights and cut down on idling / pollution / road rage. We can just hear those red light camera
appeals now: "But judge, my car told
me to do it!"
[Image courtesy of NOLA