V2V and V2I implementation reduces volume of city infrustructure investments needed
A pilot integration of V2V and V2I technologies with New York public transit system starts in 2016. All trends are included: traffic jams, reducing emissions of harmful gases into atmosphere and improvement of road safety of passengers and drivers. NYC has $20 M for this project.
CloudBus Product Manager Timur Ismilyaev claims, that the range of investments is quite predictible taking into account that the USA Department of transportation is considered a trendsetter in transportation technology.
Ismilyaev says: “Recent research made by different institutes reveals short-term impact - reducing of idle time of public transit at crossroads and according to the forecasts will also bring 80% reduce of road accidents amount. Of course, not those caused by alcoholic or drug intoxication. As far as I can see, in the long run DT can figure on reducing volume of city infrustructure investments needed. And that’s a direct logics flow: the necessity to buy previous-generation espensive equipment for monitoring road performance will fall off. For example, traffic radar sensors.
At the very same time the Department will get the data on nationwide road net, which they can not afford now because of the current equipment which is too expensive and not accurate enough. By means of this data the DT, as a state institute in charge, can make more measured decisions on how public transit and road unfracturcture is modernized and developed.
According to CloudBus PM, implementation of connected vehicle technologies can be evedently monetized.
“You don’t have to go far. First of all, driverless cars can be provided with more information on current traffic state, and so the system will be able to completely substitute human drivers. Another point is obviously drones which V2V endow with the possibility to make low-altitude flights with no maintenance of dispatchers”, Ismilyaev says.
You should know, that one of of the first CloudBus pilots (that’s BaseRide service for public transit monitoring was jointly launched with Municipal Transportation Agency of New York in 2012.
The task was to provide MTA with tools for public transis statictics and real-time monitoring. Another point was for passengers mainly - we worked out services for building optimized routes and informing citizens about arrival forecasts.