Right before Valentine’s Day this year, we talked about how Audi’s Traffic Light recognition system could help you save plenty of time on the road in the future if it were to be adopted on a wide scale, and here we are with additional details on this particular technology. It makes perfect sense that if you were to spend your time on the road as efficiently as possible, this would also mean using up a whole lot less fuel along the way. A prototype system in an Audi A6 Saloon which was tested in Las Vegas, Nevada, recently, is said to be able to help reduce CO2 emissions by up to 15 percent. Not only that, Audi underlines the kicker behind this particular technology, where the German automaker proudly claims that this system has the potential to save up to 238 million gallons of fuel (900 million liters) should it be implemented across the whole of Germany.
238 million gallons is a whole lot no matter how you look at it – we are talking about approximately 7.5 million barrels of oil, which is roughly equivalent to what the entire US consumes for two and a half days when it comes to refined petroleum products and biofuels. Will other automakers follow suit?