You could get all green lights and slash your travel time with new traffic sensor tech

NEW tech from Audi could reduce your commuting time by helping you hit a run of green traffic lights.

The automaker is among the first to introduce technology able to advise drivers of the best way to cruise through signals.

Audi's Green Light Optimization Speed Advisory (GLOSA) gives motorists a speed recommendation based on when traffic lights are about to change.

Using the current position of the car and a connection to the sequence of nearby traffic lights, the system can calculate the exact speed needed to pass through the lights without stopping.

Local speed limits, the signal timing plans and the distance required to stop are all received by the car when giving drivers a recommendation.

In 2016, Audi launched a similar system which gave drivers a real-time countdown of when the lights would turn green.

Recent data shows the average Brit spends nine hours behind the wheel each week, which equates to close to 20 days a year.

The automaker hopes the system will help reduce driver stress and make driving more enjoyable.

The system is being phased into use in the United States, and it's unclear whether it will be adopted in Europe.

It's currently only available in limited US cities, including Los Angeles, New York, Las Vegas and Washington.

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Mark Del Rosso, president of Audi America, said: "Not only do vehicle-to-infrastructure technologies like GLOSA benefit drivers today, they're also the critical steps needed as we continue toward an automated future."

Smart traffic light technology designed to reduce congestion and emissions was tested on British roads last year.

The system communicates with a driver's smartphone to make sure they arrive as the signal changes to green.

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