Increased safety thanks to the connected cars. Discover now how data exchanges can help saving lives and preventing accidents.
Every year, road accidents are responsible for 1.25 million deaths and 50 million injuries around the world. There is one vehicle per ten inhabitants, a figure that is likely to explode with the development of emerging countries. Improving security is therefore a key issue. Since 90% of accidents are due to human error, it is hoped that full or partial automation of the operation could reduce their number or severity.
In general, on the six-level autonomous driving scale, vehicles with advanced interactive driver assistance systems and cooperative intelligent transportation systems can be considered connected. Safety applications are designed to increase situational awareness and limit traffic accidents through communications between vehicles and infrastructure vehicles.
Driver assistance technology can be based on camera systems, sensor technology and vehicle data networks. Functions may include adaptive cruise control, automated braking, GPS integration and traffic warnings, smartphone connection, driver alert and hazard warning.
In terms of security, vehicle-to-vehicle communication technologies could mitigate traffic collisions and improve traffic congestion by exchanging basic safety information such as location, speed and direction between vehicles in range. It can complement active safety features, such as forward collision alert and blind spot detection.
Vehicle to vehicle data exchange
Cars connected to the network will be able to “talk” to each other and avoid risky situations. In case of sudden braking of a vehicle, the system will communicate with surrounding vehicles to improve the flow of traffic and avoid accidents.
The coordination between the vehicles allows a better management of traffic lanes, optimal fire management and avoidance of bottlenecks. The creation of dynamic local maps becomes possible, thanks to the sharing of the information captured by each vehicle. Data management is not only about safety, it helps smart cities to deal with mobility issues.
Just feeling safe is already considered a great benefit. “Ecall” is a technological innovation allowing to make an automatic emergency call. With systems like this, already present in a few vehicles, emergency services can be faster and save more lives.
Automatic detection of technical problems
Automatic detection of technical problems is an advantage for both the user and the manufacturer. The vehicle has software that can monitor it in real time, providing updated information to the driver. This system will also facilitate the tasks performed by professionals: the detection of a defect and its origin or the need for maintenance or wear of certain parts.
The automobile insurance sector (personal and professional) is also entering a phase of change. Thanks to behavioral data from car drivers, insurance companies can now better determine premium rates and terms, incentivize eco-driving safe-driving, develop new economic models.
Connected cars and data diversity
A connected autonomous car integrates wireless telecommunications systems that allow it to collect information that it can record, process, operate, predict and transmit to other vehicles, or send to the road infrastructure. The data collected is numerous and varied. Some are related to the flight, such as distance information with another vehicle measured by a radar, or geolocation data. Other data concern the life on board, for example the transfer of music stored on a smartphone or a movie … It is easy to imagine that future autonomous cars will be able to process up to several gigabytes of data per second.
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