“Driver, please be prepared to turn right in three mi- HOLY SH-T A BIGFOOT ON YOUR LEFT!”
Audi recently unveiled its latest innovation for lazy drivers in Ingolstadt, Germany. The company introduced several test vehicles, each outfitted with Audi’s new Travolution technology. The Travolution concept allows equipped vehicles to share realtime information with one another, utilize vehicle-to-infrastructure communications and also incorporates SmartACC. Basically, in Germany, it just got a whole lot easier for drunks to get home at night.
Cars can warn each other of breakdowns and weather-related events such as snowy roads detected by the ESP sensors. The owners can communicate with the vehicles from the comfort of their home or office to load a route into the navigation system, for example. [AutoblogGreen]
The Travolution system’s vehicle-to-infrastructure component allows cars to communicate with traffic signals, alerting drivers of how much time remains before a light changes colors and can even notify your vehicle by telling its brakes to softly tap as a reminder. By utilizing signal information, Audi’s test vehicles have already shown reduced fuel consumption by 17% and lower emissions.
Look Audi, this is all great, but I’m afraid that you still haven’t met my expectations of including a passenger side ejection seat in one of your models…and a Foreman Grill. Mainly I just want the Foreman Grill in the car, but if you need a prelude to that excitement, than I guess I’ll take the ejection seat first. Oh and I want an antenna that specifically blocks country music…and an official Red Ryder, carbine action, two-hundred shot range model air rifle. What can I say? I’m easy.
Thanks to dvice for the tip.