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Talking to stop lights

2016-12-08 22:35:29.640477+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

Audi cars now talk to stop lights in Vegas. Which is to say that they talk over the 4G LTE network to Traffic Technology Services (TTS), of Beaverton, OR, and TTS talks to the stop lights. But still cool.

Although the idea of an Audi driver watching the countdown to a green light and punching it should put fear into slow pedestrians and people who accelerate through yellow lights...

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#Comment Re: Talking to stop lights made: 2016-12-09 02:03:04.975975+00 by: TheSHAD0W

Obviously the pedestrians need to be tied in, too.

#Comment Re: Talking to stop lights made: 2016-12-13 23:13:50.946497+00 by: TheSHAD0W

Related: Feds: Cars must be able to talk to each other

Yeahhhh... I'd have to opine against this. Cars should talk to a central, verified authority which would relay messages and make decisions. Otherwise you could fool vehicles into doing pretty much anything in order to avoid a crash.

#Comment Re: Talking to stop lights made: 2016-12-14 00:42:11.372679+00 by: Dan Lyke

Presumably TTS is that central verified authority. They're probably the standard solution for traffic timing systems.

#Comment Re: Talking to stop lights made: 2016-12-14 00:43:45.870288+00 by: Dan Lyke

Oh, wait, you're talking about the new NHTSA stuff. Yeah, talked a bit about this at lunch with a guy who's done a bunch of supporting research. He's important enough that the NHTSA called him directly to tell him the new stuff was being released.

We were both in the "WTF?" mode of analysis. Maybe I'll try to write up something on this...

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