The way technology is able to help us in almost every aspect of our lives is amazing! If I would have told you 10 years ago all the things your cellphone would be capable of now you would have thought I was crazy. Read our article on things you never knew you can control with your phone for a few great innovations.
Even the cars that we drive are becoming smarter. There is a new, cutting-edge idea coming to vehicles that will blow your mind.
Audi will be the first carmaker to implement technology allowing its cars to "talk" to traffic lights. The car will let drivers know ahead of time when the light will turn green. It will also warn the driver when they won't make it through the light before it turns red.
Vehicle-to-infrastructure technology will be used to transmit operational information wirelessly over the cloud. It will be available in some A4 models built in the second half of this year and in some Q7 models in 2017.
This technology could help reduce the number of car accidents and cut down on traffic jams. However, Audi says this wasn't designed as a safety measure, but as a way to alleviate stress while driving.
The possibilities of what this technology could lead to are endless. Your car could recommend a specific driving speed so you are able to hit all traffic lights when they are green. Someday the lights could even be programmed to turn green when you arrive if there is little to no traffic around.