BMW wants to change that. In a future version of its cruise control system, its vehicles will be able to recognize stop lights and stop (or go) accordingly. The automaker has the feature at its NextGen tech event in Munich, Germany on Tuesday
BMW reps declined to say when the system will be available. But they did note that the hardware needed to use the feature is available in the company's latest vehicles, including the X5 and X7. That means an over-the-air software update should be able to unlock the feature once it's ready for the road.