AutoComplete: Your next Audi may know when the light is about to changeDespite slow sales, Toyota decides to double down on hybrid development
Here's what's making news on Road Show. Waiting for that light to change may be a little less painful if you own a new Audi. We just tried out the company's new traffic light information system and it uses vehicle to infrastructure communications to let you know when the traffic gods are about to shine in your favor. The system leverages a 4G LTE connection and GPS data to calculate when an approaching light is red or green, and how long until it changes. [UNKNOWN] your sports sedan has arrived. Remember that scene in Christmas Vacation when Chevy Chase lit up his home for the holidays in blinding fashion? Lexus has done them one better with an IS sedan covered in 41,999 programmable LEDs that were hand-applied. The result is a stunning psychedelic display that reacts to driver gestures and music. Sales of Toyota's iconic Prius may be flagging and the company is finally getting serious about full-electric cars. But that doesn't mean it's abandoning hybrids. On the contrary, according to Reuters, it's doubling down on the technology. The Japanese auto maker will expand it's hybrid development team by 30% through 2021, and it plans to introduce 19 new powertrain components on the platform that underpins the new Prius and C-HR crossover. Find more on these stories over at the roadshow.com. We'll talk to you tomorrow.