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How does vehicle-to-infrastrucure work, and which are its main benefits?

Nowadays, Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) constitutes a well known and broadly diffused topic among the industry professionals. In V2I, infrastructures play a strategic role by collecting information about traffic and road conditions and using them to guide specific behaviors to one or more vehicles.

SEE ALSO: Taking data-driven decisions with the Analytics of Things

While some governance issues still need to be solved, which are the main benefits of this new road transportation system?

  • Greater energy efficiency
  • Higher traffic velocities
  • Less road construction
  • Greater safety for vehicle occupants, pedestrians and bicyclists

A paper downloadable on the the IEEE Control Systems Society shows an interesting example related to Toyota.

V2I AND THE VEHICLE BUSINESS

But V2I is a relevant topic not just for public administrations, but also for the vehicle business. More specifically and as explained in the Fast Company postThe Next Big Business Opportunity: Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure“, since 2010 there have been different companies (GE, …) already working hard to build charging stations.

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