Industry Update: Audi’s Red Light Detection

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Robert J. Kinder, Jr., BSME, Automotive/Mechanical Engineer ::::
As automakers race to produce autonomous vehicles, the need for improved vehicle infrastructure integration is evident. The integration provides a direct link between vehicles and their physical surroundings, effectively creating a network. For example, picture an autonomous vehicle traveling down a roadway and suddenly it approaches a construction zone warranting a temporary reduction in vehicle speed. Communication between the vehicle and a digital road sign or other electronic device can provide information to the vehicle prompting it to slow down. The autonomous vehicle could then remain law abiding and avoid potential hazards.
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