The Internet of Things (IoT) takes over the road. Its objective is clear: to reduce accident rates. The so-called smart cars detect obstacles in advance and more accurately than usual vehicles and better protect the safety of drivers. They interact with the environment, and most importantly: they do not get distracted. This way, they help reduce the number of accidents.
How do they work? Connected cars have a drone with a camera that photographs everything that happens on the road. The image is processed in real time, thanks to 5G, and if obstacles are detected (such as a pedestrian, a cyclist or another vehicle), an alarm is sent to the car. Due to data protection law, all information exchanged between the vehicle and its platform is anonymous.
This type of vehicle also receives information on the status of real-time traffic, diversions, pollution protocols, traffic restrictions, road construction and any type of incident that may affect traffic, like fog. It is expected that two years from now there will be 6 million connected cars in Spain.
How to manage all this information
During this year’s IOT Solutions World Congress, we talked about connected vehicles and discussed some of the technical challenges of these cars, such as the management of all the information that is exchanged in the vehicle. If you want to know more information about the talk, you can click here.