Intelligente Kreuzung
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Intelligent Intersection

Scope

A range of smart city technologies developed by Continental for an Intelligent Infrastructure – such as Intelligent Intersections and Intelligent Street Lamps – will be trialed in three Smart City Living Labs (Germany, USA, China) which are Continental test fields in real road traffic. The Intelligent Intersection is a comprehensive concept to increase efficiency and safety of intersections through sensor-based (mounted on infrastructure) object detection and fusion as well as a holistic traffic understanding. Dedicated Short-Range Communication (DSRC) links intersection and vehicles to protect against collisions with vulnerable road users and other traffic participants.

Technology

Technologies used:

  • Radar, Camera, Conti.Cloud, and Infrastructure-2-Vehicle Communication (I2V) based on DSRC

System operation:

  • Detection of objects (vehicles, vulnerable road users) in intersection areas
  • Environment model build by sensors mounted on the infrastructure
  • Support traditional functions like stop bar detection and dilemma zone
  • Enables advanced functions such as congestion detection, detection and communication of occluded pedestrians

Experience

  • Automotive grade sensors mounted on Infrastructure at a real-world intersection
  • Exhibit with Augmented Reality experience which shows traffic and data from a real 
    intersection
  • This will support our goal of vision zero – a future without crashes

Benefits

  • Protecting vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and cyclists
  • Increasing safety by detecting and communicating objects in intersection areas
  • Enabling additional applications like traffic statistics and efficient traffic light actuation to support less congested and cleaner cities