Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

Traffic Control: Cars Warn Each Other of Danger

22.11.2012
Siemens is testing new traffic control technologies based on mutual cooperation between everyone and everything on streets, roads, and rails - i.e. automobiles, pedestrians, and trains.

The system allows participants to exchange information with one another, as well as with infrastructure components such as traffic lights or dynamic signs - all in realtime and at high speeds. A test field (Testfeld Telematik) for the system was recently presented at the ITS World Congress in Vienna.




Siemens equipped this test field, a 45-kilometer triangular stretch of interstate highway in the south of the Austrian capital, with 150 sensors and more than 150 traffic cameras. The units permanently monitor road conditions, the traffic situation, and the weather. Visitors to the ITS congress were able to see how intelligent vehicles use wireless communication to inform drivers of other cars of potential dangers - for example, conditions of limited visibility or blind spots.

Corporate Technology - Siemens' global research department - developed vehicle-to-X demonstration units for highways, traffic light communication, and in-vehicle reception for the test field. The overall goal here is to create an "Internet on wheels," whereby the vehicle-to-X communication system prototypes could later be incorporated into the existing highway and road infrastructure in Vienna. Among other things, this will make possible efficient, safe, and resource-conserving mobility in the future.

In such a setup, vehicles could warn each other to drive with caution after an accident occurs to ensure no other cars collide at the accident scene, for example. The system could also transmit information when a light turns red, which would allow other vehicles to reduce their speed in time and thus conserve fuel as well.

All vehicles and devices will be interconnected in the megacities of the future (Internet of Things). Standardized interfaces will enable them to exchange data with one another (machine-2-machine) and communicate with people.

For years now, Corporate Technology has been developing cooperative systems that are tested by the Siemens Mobility and Logistics Division as demonstration units. Siemens works on integrated solutions for both vehicles and traffic infrastructures.

Dr. Norbert Aschenbrenner | Siemens InnovationNews
Further information:
http://www.siemens.com/innovationnews

More articles from Transportation and Logistics:

nachricht First electrical car ferry in the world in operation in Norway now
19.05.2015 | Siemens AG

nachricht Economic and effective security design
04.05.2015 | Fraunhofer Institute for Software and Systems Engineering ISST

All articles from Transportation and Logistics >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Basel Physicists Develop Efficient Method of Signal Transmission from Nanocomponents

Physicists have developed an innovative method that could enable the efficient use of nanocomponents in electronic circuits. To achieve this, they have developed a layout in which a nanocomponent is connected to two electrical conductors, which uncouple the electrical signal in a highly efficient manner. The scientists at the Department of Physics and the Swiss Nanoscience Institute at the University of Basel have published their results in the scientific journal “Nature Communications” together with their colleagues from ETH Zurich.

Electronic components are becoming smaller and smaller. Components measuring just a few nanometers – the size of around ten atoms – are already being produced...

Im Focus: IoT-based Advanced Automobile Parking Navigation System

Development and implementation of an advanced automobile parking navigation platform for parking services

To fulfill the requirements of the industry, PolyU researchers developed the Advanced Automobile Parking Navigation Platform, which includes smart devices,...

Im Focus: First electrical car ferry in the world in operation in Norway now

  • Siemens delivers electric propulsion system and charging stations with lithium-ion batteries charged from hydro power
  • Ferry only uses 150 kilowatt hours (kWh) per route and reduces cost of fuel by 60 percent
  • Milestone on the road to operating emission-free ferries

The world's first electrical car and passenger ferry powered by batteries has entered service in Norway. The ferry only uses 150 kWh per route, which...

Im Focus: Into the ice – RV Polarstern opens the arctic season by setting course for Spitsbergen

On Tuesday, 19 May 2015 the research icebreaker Polarstern will leave its home port in Bremerhaven, setting a course for the Arctic. Led by Dr Ilka Peeken from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) a team of 53 researchers from 11 countries will investigate the effects of climate change in the Arctic, from the surface ice floes down to the seafloor.

RV Polarstern will enter the sea-ice zone north of Spitsbergen. Covering two shallow regions on their way to deeper waters, the scientists on board will focus...

Im Focus: Gel filled with nanosponges cleans up MRSA infections

Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego developed a gel filled with toxin-absorbing nanosponges that could lead to an effective treatment for skin and wound infections caused by MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), an antibiotic-resistant bacteria. This "nanosponge-hydrogel" minimized the growth of skin lesions on mice infected with MRSA - without the use of antibiotics. The researchers recently published their findings online in Advanced Materials.

To make the nanosponge-hydrogel, the team mixed nanosponges, which are nanoparticles that absorb dangerous toxins produced by MRSA, E. coli and other...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

Event News

International symposium: trends in spatial analysis and modelling for a more sustainable land use

20.05.2015 | Event News

15th conference of the International Association of Colloid and Interface Scientists

18.05.2015 | Event News

EHFG 2015: Securing health in Europe. Balancing priorities, sharing responsibilities

12.05.2015 | Event News

 
Latest News

Mesoporous Particles for the Development of Drug Delivery System Safe to Human Bodies

22.05.2015 | Materials Sciences

Computing at the Speed of Light

22.05.2015 | Information Technology

Development of Gold Nanoparticles That Control Osteogenic Differentiation of Stem Cells

22.05.2015 | Materials Sciences

VideoLinks
B2B-VideoLinks
More VideoLinks >>>