What will the future of smart transportation look like?

- Sep 27, 2018-

At the 2018 Hangzhou·Yunqi Conference, which has just come to a close, enterprises, government departments and experts will jointly look forward to the smart interconnection scene of people, cars and roads in the near future.

“It may be difficult to define exactly what the road will look like in the next 20 years, but I believe that the road ahead must be digitally driven.” Hu Xiaoming, senior vice president of Alibaba Group, said that China is now producing and selling cars and highways. The total mileage is ranked first in the world. How to further improve the efficiency of the road is a problem we must consider.

At the beginning of this year, Zhejiang Province proposed to build the country's first "smart highway" - Hangshaoyu Expressway, which caused great concern in society. According to the relevant person in charge of the Transportation Department of Zhejiang Province, the expressway will fully support the road-road cooperative automatic driving in the future, and even realize the mobile wireless charging of “charging while driving”. At the same time, based on high-precision positioning, road coordination, unmanned driving and other integrated access systems, it is expected to greatly reduce traffic accident mortality.

“Let the road be smarter and make the car smarter.” Zheng Ruijun, chief engineer of Hebei Jiaotou Group, said that the construction of digital infrastructure roads and the establishment of vehicle-to-road coordination systems will reduce the need for vehicles to install sensing equipment, which can greatly reduce the number of self-driving vehicles. Cost and create favorable conditions for accelerating the maturity and commercialization of autonomous driving technology.

Wu Dexing, dean of the Zhejiang Transportation Planning and Design Institute, believes that the application of new technologies such as driverlessness in the engineering field is still partial and tentative. As a public product to the public, it is necessary to take a cautious attitude, whether it is government decision-making or business investment, it must be based on the maturity of technology.

Nowadays, the technology applied to automobiles such as voice interaction, automatic parking, and lane departure warning has entered the lives of many people. However, in the intelligent improvement of human-car interaction, technology companies and car companies have not stopped.

On an Internet car equipped with an AliOS in-vehicle system, the reporter experienced a new experience brought by everyday functions such as interactive, sensing, data fusion, and security decision-making. For example, the driver or passenger sends a voice command such as "I want to see the stars" and "It's raining", and the window, air conditioning ventilation system, etc. can immediately make the corresponding action such as opening the sunroof or closing the window.

Vehicles are aware of road conditions and use AR technology to integrate navigation information with real-life to provide accurate real-time navigation services. At the same time, based on "full vehicle perception" and "cloud integration technology", the system can also monitor driving behavior and vehicle conditions in real time. According to statistics, more than 700,000 vehicles equipped with this intelligent system are currently on the road.

"I think China's roads and cooperation can make a response to the world after two years. At least we have made a positive attempt in this regard." Hu Xiaoming said that especially 5G will soon be implemented in China. Both can become China's road industry, China's road management, and China's automotive industry's contribution to the world.