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Green Light for Tech that Allows Vehicles to ‘Talk’ to Traffic Lights

It's a problem that has blighted motoring for decades - how to avoid getting stuck at red lights in cities. Now Jaguar Land Rover is offering a solution to this 150 year old problem. Its Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2X) technology allows cars to 'talk' to traffic lights and inform the driver the speed they should drive as they approach junctions or signals.

JLR's technology - called the Green Light Optimal Speed Advisory (GLOSA) system - is currently being trialled on a Jaguar F-PACE SUV, which already offers a wide range of Advanced Driver Assistance (ADAS) features. JLR says the goal is to help create fewer delays and less commuter stress. The trial is part of a £20 million, government-funded project called Autodrive.

In a press release, Oriol Quintana-Morales, JLR's Connected Technology Research Engineer says: "This cutting-edge technology will radically reduce the time we waste at traffic lights. It has the potential to revolutionise driving by creating safe,... Read more

JLR Supports UK’s new Smart Mobility Centre

Jaguar Land Rover is throwing its weight behind a new multi-million pound smart mobility centre to be established in the UK.  It will be based at the University of Warwick and will seek to deliver driverless-capable vehicles to reduce traffic congestion and…

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Self-Driving Trucks Powered by 5G in Sweden

Self-driving trucks powered by 5G are now in operation at a storage facility in the city of Jönköping in Sweden. It’s part of a collaboration between Swedish telecom companies Ericsson and Telia and the transport group Einride that allows driverless…

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The Rise of the Robot Services – a Special Report

The robots are coming to the pavements of Milton Keynes, a town in southern England. It’s become a testbed for the world’s first robot delivery service. The company behind this pioneering scheme is Starship Technologies, a startup founded by two…

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Ready for Take-Off – Futuristic Hoverbikes Go on Sale

Police in Dubai may soon be tracking down criminals on futuristic Scorpion hoverbikes. They are working in partnership with the Russian/American startup Hoversurf. Over the past few years the Dubai Police Force has been integrating some of the newest technology…

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