Advances in security systems and technologies are driving at a point where the generation of information exceeds several times the capacity of management of it , wasting a high volume of data that could be useful to improve aspects such as safety, efficiency and comfort during movement.
The key lies in the ability of management information
Security, reducing consumption and improving life on board are some of the improvements arising from the adoption of intelligent communication network
This is how is born the concept of V2V communication , vehicle -to -vehicle and V2I , Vehicle -to – Infrastructure. Two protocols to define the degree of communication , in quality and quantity , which will flow into bidreccional sense between vehicles and infrastructure to speed up circulation and reduce to a minimum any possible accidents .
The communication thus represents a critical first step towards full autonomous driving , as a vehicle capable of interacting with their environment , the problems of this type of driving away.
On the theoretical level , the concept is simple because only offers an intelligent network a certain amount of information generated by all vehicles and with infrastructures involved. Likewise, in a common junction we find vehicles who want to change direction, pedestrian crossing and signals intended to provide priority should use.
Through V2V communication may accelerate to such an extent that this everyday situation , the vehicle approaches the intersection should not be stopped because the light will be able to streamline the rest of our crosses to avoid arrest , lowering the cost of fuel maintain an average speed , limiting the risk of collision to calculate our way over other vehicles involved and saving all present time because everything will have been managed to be realized in the shortest possible time. Easy, right ?
Safety, efficiency and comfort upon application of an intelligent network
Well, not so much, because it needs a large capacity of information management for the development of this type of real-time communication, taking into account the many variables that can happen in milliseconds.
Modern technologies installed on vehicles like the new Ford Mondeo is able to generate 25 Gigabytes / hour of data.
At present all the automakers have projects related to V2V communication at different scales. Car2Car consortium is currently listed as the latest initiative with the backing of major manufacturers such as Volvo, Ford, PSA, Honda, Daimler, BMW, Volkswaegn, Renault … and the auxiliary industry leading manufacturers such as Bosch, Delphi, Denso, Continental…
Once we know the capacity of the installed technologies in the car, we repeat is plentiful, the state of development of this technology now passes management information from the infrastructures. His large-scale application is expected in the period between 2016 and 2020, providing a new range of possibilities within driving and facilitating the transition between classical driving, semi-autonomous and fully autonomous driving driving.