09 janvier 2020

Smart roads: How intelligent surfaces can warn you of hazards round next bend

Smart roads: How intelligent surfaces can warn you of hazards round next bend A Norwegian research project is testing how to use fiber optics to listen to the traffic on a road. Norway's roads authority is working on ways of making driving safer by using live traffic information provided by the road surface itself. A pilot intelligent transport system project in the high north, where roads are covered with snow and ice in winter, is testing a novel way of using optical-fiber cables. Instead of carrying data, the fiber works as a... [Lire la suite]
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08 janvier 2018

Collision-free, emission-free driving – no zero-sum game

Crash data reports make for sombre reading. The latest to be published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that 37,461 lives were lost on US roads in 2016, marking a 5.6% increase from 2015 and the second consecutive year of rising fatalities. In Europe, 25,670 people died in road traffic-related collisions according to statistics from the European Transport Safety Council. While this represents a 2% decrease compared to the previous year, it is still a long way from the target set by the European... [Lire la suite]
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14 novembre 2016

How 5G is paving the way for driverless vehicles

How 5G is paving the way for driverless vehicles Some would argue that it’s an intrinsic part of human instinct to be wary of change. There’s something inside all of us which can be instinctively nervous about the concept of autonomous vehicles and there are some key questions which the industry is working hard to answer in order to allay these concerns. What, if any, degree of human oversight is required? How will autonomous and traditional vehicles co-exist? And most crucially, how can we guarantee safety? This school of thought... [Lire la suite]