Future systems will need to cope with new and alternative sources of data regarding the performance of the road space network that moves away from just vehicles but will also include cyclists and pedestrians.
We are already seeing this move through the advent of floating vehicle and crowd sourced data. This is starting to be augmented by cooperative vehicle-to-infrastructure systems where the vehicle transmits data thus creating ‘active detection’; active in that the vehicle now plays a key part.
Cooperative systems, the means in which vehicles are able to communicate with the roadside systems and the transportation infrastructure in real time, are no longer ‘in the future’. By enabling this two way communication, our roads are made safer, and our journeys more efficient and environmentally friendly.
Dynniq cooperative system technology is already prepared for a wider scope of applications including: road hazard warning, dynamic in-car speed indication, GLOSA (green light optimised speed adaptation), public transport priority, and incident detection (e.g. on motorways).
C-ITS (cooperative ITS) brings a new dimension to traffic management; for the first time vehicles are not ‘anonymous road users’ but participative elements of a system that seeks to optimise vehicle driving behaviour, leading to:
Key to all this working is an effective telecommunications network that can link systems via fibre networks and devices via wireless networks.