Continental says it has developed a Smart City Mobility and Transportation Hub in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
At the center of this Smart City Mobility and Transportation Hub are two intersections made “intelligent” thanks to Continental sensors and intelligent software integrated into the infrastructure.
Ultimately, Continental says, this technology will have the potential to improve traffic flow, add convenience, reduce pollution and increase the intersection’s safety by communicating hidden dangers to approaching connected vehicles and pedestrians. Continental’s Wrong-Way Driver detection system, which warns at-risk drivers in the vicinity of a driver heading the wrong way, has also been installed.
In its current phase, the Smart City Mobility and Transportation Hub is collecting non-personally identifiable information, like location and movement patterns, about pedestrians, vehicles and other intersection-related activities to create an environment model needed for infrastructure-to-everything (I2X) communication. The environment model provides information about traffic participants, traffic infrastructure, static objects and the overall road situation to connected vehicles.