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Could Red Traffic Lights Soon Be a Thing of the Past?

Comparison website Confused.com recently conducted some research which revealed that British motorists who drive daily can expect to spend up to a fifth of the time they’re in their motor vehicle waiting for red lights to turn green. That’s the equivalent to an average time of 48.66 hours annually, idling! It’s no wonder then that the introduction of the Green Light Optimal Speed Advisory will be to the joy of many motorists.

 

Matt Lloyd, a spokesperson at Confused.com, commented: “Red lights are a frustration for many drivers on the road but they are a necessity to keep traffic moving in a timely and orderly fashion.

 

“On some days, it can seem like the lights are against you and it can feel like the wait is longer than normal.”

 

However, Mr Lloyd was keen to add: “Rushing through a red light can cause problems for drivers and pedestrians alike. And getting caught can cause you problems with your insurance.”

The Green Light Optimal Speed Advisory Setup

 

The technology will be trialled by Ford as part of UK Autodrive as well as collaborating with Jaguar Land Rover.

 

UK Autodrive is a three-year trial of self-driving vehicles along with connected vehicle technologies. It is made up of a consortium of business leaders in the technology and automotive industries, so too a variety of academic institutions and local authorities.

 

Milton Keynes and Coventry will be hosting the trial of the Green Light Optimal Speed Advisory, using both closed circuits and public roads over the next two years.

Originally posted 2017-07-31 22:57:18. Republished by Blog Post Promoter