New system will minimise time wasted at traffic lights by looking ahead.

Jaguar Land Rover has previewed a new driver assistance feature, dubbed the Green Light Optimal Speed Advisory system (GLOSA).

JLR claims the system, once developed, will be able to communicate with approaching traffic lights through the use of vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2X) technology.

Once the car is aware of the timing of the traffic lights, an ideal speed range will be shown on the dashboard in green. If this speed is matched, the driver will be able to pass through the upcoming traffic lights without needing to stop.

JLR claims this technology will improve traffic flow, driver stress and air pollution.

Jaguar Land Rover connected technology research engineer Oriol Quintana-Morales said, “this cutting-edge technology will radically reduce the time we waste at traffic lights. It has the potential to revolutionise driving by creating safe, free-flowing cities that take the stress out of commuting.”

Despite the technology currently being developed for cars, a future roll-out will likely take time, given the need for traffic lights to be installed with the necessary hardware to enable a vehicle-to-infrastructure linkage.

Another system being developed is an emergency vehicle warning, which will notify connected cars to tell them that an emergency vehicle is approaching, as well as what direction it is coming from.

The systems are currently being trialled on a heavily modified Jaguar F-Pace within the UK, as part of the UK Autodrive project.

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