Digest of news from foreign countries (30.05.2022)

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Software platform for connected cars

Traffic Technology Today, 26.05.2022

An Australian connected vehicle services company, Intelematics is partnering with global IoT solutions provider Aeris to introduce the connected vehicle platform Aeris Mobility Suite (AMS) for the first time to vehicle manufacturers and distributors in Australia and New Zealand.

The Aeris AMS platform allows you to quickly deploy connected services and functionality, for all types of vehicles from trucks to micro mobility devices. The platform includes features such as location and tracking of a stolen car, Accident Notification Services (eCall), lock/unlock and remote start, as well as updating and paying for the car's software. Intelematics will provide support for the AMS platform, including interface design, application development and technology integration services.

"Connectivity is the future for cars, and our partnership with Aeris will help car manufacturers and distributors ensure the best conditions for drivers,— says Intelematics CEO Nick Marks.

"This technology exists in new cars sold today, but in Australia and New Zealand it is mostly not used because global platforms are too complex or too expensive to work in our region," Marx adds.

"By using the Aeris platform, we hope to help our customers start using these features so that our market and consumers can realize the benefits of connected cars."


United Kingdom

Multi-band traffic detection radar

Traffic Technology Today, 23.05.2022

The smartmicro MLR multiband radar is an alternative to traditional induction loops, offering a high level of accuracy without the need for pavement removal or expensive maintenance. It can be deployed with minimal impact on the surrounding infrastructure and inconvenience to road users.

The system supports several detection zones (or virtual loops) and a number of intersection schemes. The system operates in the high-frequency wave range and uses advanced algorithms to support VA and MOVA applications, where it is critical to determine the gaps between vehicles.

Wilke Reints, managing director of Yunex Traffic in the UK, says that smartmicro MLR accurately identifies all types of road users, from pedestrians and cyclists to trucks and buses.

"Operating efficiently and accurately in all weather conditions and in all lighting conditions, the new smartmicro MLR radars provide traffic controllers and network operators with a flexible and cost-effective solution for traffic monitoring," says Reints.

SmartMicro MLR's use of road-facing radar technology makes it suitable for existing infrastructure, including traffic light frames, and makes it easy to reconfigure the radar in case of road layout changes.


Competition for the introduction of autonomous cars

Traffic Technology Today, 26.05.2022

The UK government has launched a £40 million "Commercialisation of Connected and Automated Mobility" competition with the aim of introducing autonomous cars across the UK from 2025.

The competition is designed to help bring together companies and investors to implement sustainable business models at the national level and export worldwide.

The autonomous vehicles being introduced include delivery vans, passenger buses, shuttles, as well as vehicles that transport people and luggage at airports and containers at seaports.

The UK government continues to develop a comprehensive legal framework for driverless vehicles to ensure the safety of the technology and recently announced a bill that will ensure the safe and responsible use of autonomous vehicles.

The competition is held by the Center for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, a joint division of the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and the UK Ministry of Transport.



Testing of the system for creating geofences of road works

Traffic Technology Today, 23.05.2022

On May 23-25, 2022, a full-featured technological system of intelligent geofence V2X (car to everything) was deployed in the road works zone on Route 23 in Wise, Virginia. It is expected that the system will reduce the number of accidents in road work areas due to early detection of threats and rapid information of workers and drivers.

The Intelligent geofence system was created as a result of the joint work of the Virginia Technical Transportation Institute (VTTI), the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and GeoStabilization International. The system creates a digital border and warns workers when they approach its edge.

Originally developed in 2020 in collaboration between VTTI, VDOT and the Virginia Transportation Research Council (VTRC), the smart geofence system has been tested in partnership with Audi, VDOT, Qualcomm, American Tower Corporation and Commsignia.

The system includes sensors embedded in wearable vests that accurately track the location of workers and predict the potential danger of a collision with a car. The mobile base station transmits information about the work area to connected vehicles and intelligent channel distribution devices, which automatically determine the boundaries of the work area and increase the reliability of communication between workers and the base station. Smart cones are used to create a boundary by extending the wireless range for reliable communication with the base station.

The intelligent road works zone can be controlled using the Work Zone Builde application.