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.
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 post “The Next Big Business Opportunity: Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure“, since 2010 there have been different companies (GE, …) already working hard to build charging stations.