The Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS) is underway. Technology innovations abound, as automotive manufacturers showcase the latest features of their ever futuristic modes of transport.
Unsurprisingly, the same issue rears its head – how do we make roads and vehicles safer for all? The answer seems to be through highly innovative technologies, including artificial intelligence, 5G connectivity and the advancing communication ability that vehicles have with their surroundings.
How do we master AI in vehicles?
It was bound to happen – the world’s first driverless electric racing car developed for roborace.com, the world’s first competition for human and machine teams, using self-driving and manually controlled cars.
“We will help autonomous technology develop for civil use as companies test their technology for full autonomy in competitions. There are different tracks for different situations, such as a smart city, mountain roads and extreme conditions, where new challenges will be faced. We can put robo car in situations that are too dangerous for humans in order to test road driving”, said Balcombe.
Fun and games aside, this new platform enables brands, organizations and individuals to test the development of their automated driving systems for eventual use in everyday life.
For example, a possible future scenario, whether on the race track or driving to work, would be a connected car with an algorithm that could manage and process everything going on in the vehicle and around it, in order to deal with changing conditions and avoid collisions.
Find out how IEC International Standards for AI are helping develop safe technologies that can be used across industries.
5G powered future will increase road safety
Intelligent connectivity through the cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) platform in effect will bind automobiles, smart cities and infrastructure together. Vehicles will communicate with and be aware of everything in their surroundings, such as cars in front and further ahead, pedestrians, and in general the evolving traffic situation.
Most vehicles made in the coming decade will have connectivity embedded diagnostics, which will allow more autonomy with road infrastructure, as the vehicles share increased amounts of information with each other.
“5G and the C-2VX platform will enhance safety for all road users (in vehicles and pedestrians), bring efficiencies and improve traffic flow. Even if full autonomy is still far off, it will also increase the level in coming years with this new framework for car-to-car communication which offers an extra level of sensory capability, to signal intentions on the road”, said Dino Florence, Qualcomm VP technology and products, EMEA, speaking at the SHIFT Automotive event.