The urbanization of our cities is progressing unstoppably. The trend to move to the cities characterizes the 21st century. Century. But how does this affect the traffic in our metropolises?? Even ten years ago, globally, many more people lived in cities than in rural areas. And the situation will increase significantly in the years to come. By 2050, it is foreseeable that more than seven billion people will populate cities. As the population of urban environments increases, so does the traffic there. If the existing concept of individual transport were to be continued in the process, the entire traffic management and parking would come to a standstill. Here we must fundamentally ask the question of continued mobility and a solution that adapts car traffic in the center of large cities to these conditions. One approach is the Connected Car.
Use of the Connected Car: networking on two levels
The digitization and networking of the Connected Car accomplishes much. Numerous advantages already exist today which, depending on the degree of networking, offer both users and manufacturers a solution and alternative to the existing individual system. In general, the Connected Car is interconnected on two levels. Sensors of the Connected Car ensure that the current driving mode and the surroundings are perceived. This makes it much easier to control the vehicle as well as plan trips. In addition, the Connected Car is connected to the Internet. Taken together, both types of networking ensure that both up-to-date traffic information and response systems will safely guide and efficiently control a connected car in the dense traffic of the future.
Safety and economy: the connected car of the future
Over one million people are victims of traffic accidents on our roads every year. However, the safety of pedestrians and all other road users can be significantly improved if information about certain traffic situations is available at an early stage. Networked information sources and the predictive perception of digital systems can register pedestrians who want to cross a street even before a human can grasp the situation and react. The Connected Car brakes immediately while a driver still has to analyze and classify the event. At the same time, the following traffic is informed. Caused to throttle speed. The economy and efficiency of traffic flow can also be improved by a networked connected car. If a vehicle were to register congestion-forming factors in real time, actions could be initiated to counteract a traffic jam. It would save us waiting and thus the loss of time and resources that costs us more than 100 million euros a year. Not only the aspects of safety. The economic efficiency make the use of a Connected Car interesting. There are also some other points, which a networked vehicle can do, respectively. Can improve. We are talking about ca. 1.1 billion cars that will be on our roads worldwide by 2020. Today there are already approx.