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Published 3 Years Ago on Tuesday, Dec 03 2019 By Fayza Bjayou
In the recent few years, the automotive industry has been working in close partnership with major technology companies to develop cars with more advanced 5G technology – aiming to optimize driver experience and road safety. These developments remain to be an integral aspect of improving and sustaining a safe road network, which is fast becoming a fundamental part of our modern society.
The latest innovation
from Pirelli – the Cyber Tire, detects and transmits information related to the
vehicle and others nearby through the 5G network. Pirelli presented the first-of-its-kind
“5G enhanced ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) services” in Turin. The
demonstration was staged by Pirelli, Ericsson, Tim, Italdesign and KTH and
showcased how the sensor-fitted Pirelli Cyber Tire – connected to the 5G
network – was able to transmit the risk of aquaplaning (when a layer of water
builds between the wheels of a vehicle), which was detected by the tires to an
approaching car. This achievement was owed to the 5G’s ultra-high band and low
The issue of safety has
never been more important at a time when roads are being used by more drivers
than ever before. The technology enhances integration of driver experience and
vehicle contact to help drivers understand the roads they are using –
heightening situation awareness and improving road safety.
The Cyber Tire is created for the transmission of 5G and data collection, which is a crucial aspect of improving road safety and infrastructure. Pirelli claims that “information and data storage of this kind will greatly improve the level of safety, comfort and performance on the road.” The intelligent and advanced communication system is the key feature of this innovative product, which involves the entire eco-system of on-road transportation – actively contributing to the development of solutions and services to help facilitate overall driving experience. This increased level of connectivity will enable drivers to stay more connected to their level of control and the environment around them.
parts of the world, road safety data is limited and unreliable. In most LMICs (Low- to
middle-income countries), road accidents and fatalities are frequently
unreported and so independent studies cannot be conducted properly due to an
inaccuracy of figures. Improvements in data collection through such design
features, may provide valuable insight and information, helping to analyze
challenges and solve crash problems in specific locations.
A Vision For The Future Smart technology developed to prevent car accidents can only heighten road safety (potentially) if more vehicles are involved in the same technology. This requires a fundamental shift in local and international initiatives related to improved road safety standards. Even though more time, planning and implementation is needed for innovation to transform our roads, such developments show the inspiring integration between 5G technology and vehicle development, which will indeed help shape the direction of our future designs in road safety.
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