Audi's New Cars Will Predict Green Lights

Feature will roll out in just a few cities this year
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 15, 2016 2:09 PM CDT
Audi’s New Cars Will Predict Green Lights
A red traffic light is seen in front the Karmann manufacturing site in Osnabrueck, northern Germany, Monday, Oct. 1, 2007.   (AP Photo/Joerg Sarbach)

If you're the type that likes to gun the engine as soon as the traffic light turns green, you'll love Audi's new models: They include a feature that will alert drivers when a red light is about to change, Recode reports. The Germany company is first offering the feature only in five to seven cities that have centralized traffic light control control; it's expected to roll out by the end of this year. (It will be available in US cities, the AP reports.) The car will count down the time until a light is going to turn green, but will stop counting down a few seconds in advance to ensure drivers actually wait for the light to change before they hit the gas. The feature will be part of Audi's Connect Prime service, which costs $25 to $33 per month and includes other features like music streaming. (More Audi stories.)

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