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Jaguar Land Rover’s V2X tech prevents cars stuck at lights

November 16, 2018 / Ryan Daws

A demonstration by Jaguar Land Rover shows how Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2X) technology could prevent cars from getting stuck at lights. Since the world’s first traffic lights were installed outside the Houses of Parliament in London 150 years ago, very little has changed. The Green Light Optimal Speed Advisory (GLOSA) system could be the modernisation drivers have been waiting for. Getting stuck at lights is no fun. Most of us have been there, it’s 2am on the way home and you’ve been halted by a red light with nothing else around. Furthermore, it’s bad for the environment and our wallets. Many modern cars at least now cut off their engines when stopped, but pulling away from a halt consumes far more fuel than maintaining a constant pace. Jaguar Land Rover’s technology creates a communication between the vehicle and roadside infrastructure such as traffic lights.