Mobility

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

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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StoreDot: Powering up the EV Revolution

One company that could really fire up the EV revolution is StoreDot. It’s developing super fast charging electric batteries using nano-technology. And it’s got a number of major backers including the energy giant BP. Erez Lorber is the COO of…

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China Automotive: Putting Mobile into Mobility

The demand for smart urban mobility is growing, and so is the competition to lead the zero-emission market. In China, the government’s early policies to accelerate the uptake of the new energy vehicles helped to foster a strong line-up of…

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