VOA慢速英语(翻译+字幕+讲解):奥迪配备车路交互系统 绿灯倒计时尽在掌握
日期:2016-08-21 01:33

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German carmaker Audi is equipping some of its 2017 models in the United States with technology that will communicate with traffic signals. Information from the signals will let drivers know exactly when the light will change color. The technology is known as vehicle-to-infrastructure (V-to-I). It lets traffic signals and other infrastructure send safety and operations information wirelessly to vehicles. The equipment will be included on Audi's Q7, A4 and A4 "Allroad" models built after June 1, 2016. The service is set to begin this year in at least five "smart" American cities. These include Las Vegas, Nevada, Seattle, Washington, and Washington D.C. The information will come from government agencies that already collect data to predict and oversee traffic flow. A private company will partner with government officials to pass along the data to vehicles. Drivers will see a countdown on the car's instrument panel to show when the traffic signal will turn green or red. The message goes away a few seconds before the light changes, so drivers can turn their attention to safely proceeding. Pom Malhotra is general manager of Audi's connected vehicles division. He said the system was designed to provide drivers with a sense of ease and convenience, not as a safety feature. "A better informed driver means a less stressed driver," an announcer says in an Audi video explaining the technology. The company said the idea is to let drivers know exactly how long before a signal changes. It suggested they use the time to make sure other passengers are fine or monitor vehicle operations. The technology raises the possibility that some drivers may use the vehicle's downtime to talk on the telephone or send text messages. But Audi said it would never tell drivers to text while driving – an activity that is illegal in almost all 50 states. Many other automakers are experimenting with the technology. The goal is to eventually integrate traffic infrastructure with cars on many city roads. This would let traffic signals use the vehicle data to regulate traffic, suggest better driving paths, or suggest speeds needed to hit all green lights. I'm Bryan Lynn.

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词汇解析

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1.countdown 倒计时

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The countdown has begun for the launch of the space shuttle.
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2.downtime 停止运行期,休息时间,停机时间

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On the production line, downtime has been reduced from 55% to 26%.
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3.experiment with... 用……进行实验

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Anything is worth experimenting with once if it can boost our productivity.
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4.partner with... 与……合作/合伙

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For Martinez, after receiving the grant, he was able to invest back into his business and partner with Hudson Booksellers.
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内容解析

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1.German carmaker Audi is equipping some of its 2017 models in the United States with technology that will communicate with traffic signals.

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equip... with... 给……配备/配置……(可转化为被动语态be equipped with...)

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You should be equipped with the utilities and methods of maintenance administration.
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The system is equipped with an ultraviolet lamp and a halogen lamp that produces near-infrared light.
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2.German carmaker Audi is equipping some of its 2017 models in the United States with technology that will communicate with traffic signals.

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communicate with... 与……沟通/交流/交互

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How do your users communicate with you and your app?
您的用户如何与您和您的应用程序通信?
He can communicate with her by telepathy.
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参考译文

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德国车企奥迪将为2017年美国销售的部分车型配备可与交通信号灯交流的科技iX0YM-BgG!Bx_WY2Pm^。交通信号灯传达的信息能让驾驶者准确获悉交通指示灯何时会改变颜色z)_Nf*(Mzi=20td。这项科技名为汽车对道路系统(V-I)它能让交通指示灯和其他路面基础设施通过无线向车辆传递安全和操作信息y(CBL;.CUTCg。该设备会装置在奥迪Q7、A4以及2016年6月1日后出产的奥迪A4全路况款上|=d1s5i(6^^。该项服务定于本年在美国至少5个“智能”城市展开0xyWGRyN3(z.O。其中包括拉斯维加斯、内华达、西雅图、华盛顿特区78_.b=34ve=4~zTqp#。已收集数据以预测并监管交通流量的政府机构将发布相关信息hK~h%W*NqjUaZEPby#A。某私企将与政府工作人员合作,将数据传送到车辆上cyIcNm.TPF((;)pM。驾驶者可通过仪表盘看到交通指示灯下一次变灯的倒计时6OyO)]8FtKY(2o。在指示灯变化之前的几秒,倒计时将会消失,这样设计的目的是让驾驶者能专心地安全开车@[BaGV]iHldBrRR,#&c。马赫塔是奥迪联网汽车部的总经理Hk9h7Z2YELCd4%6WK-%N。他表示,该系统设计的初衷是为驾驶者提供舒适感和方便性,而非安全装置&cB;9w(~XFw(ga。奥迪的宣传片中讲解道,“了解的越多,紧张感越小”70%%FbfcFRpuLX

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