Steffora Mutschler: Bridging The Gap Between Smart Cities And Autonomous Vehicles

5/02/2021 - 00:20

...."Smart city planners and carmakers are wrestling with similar problems and goals, but they are working at very different paces and often with different technologies — despite the fact that these two worlds will need to be bridged in order to be useful.
Moving traffic optimally in urban areas is critical for reducing energy consumption and accidents, and for moving emergency vehicles through city streets as quickly as possible. How best to achieve these goals is complicated, though. It requires an interleaving of communication, security, and power technology, which needs to be installed in roads, traffic signals, buildings and other structures, with communications from vehicles talking to that infrastructure, as well as to other vehicles."