Panel: Smart and Autonomous Transportation
Technology is increasingly becoming available in cars and in roadways to provide real time data of traffic and car performance and behavior. Data transmission inside the car already occurs between sensors, inter-car communications on an ad-hoc basis is coming soon, as well as communications up to the cloud. This is another step on the road to fully autonomous driving. What sorts of applications will this enable in the near term? Will the car become another node at an equal basis to your home and office? What infrastructure improvements are needed short term to support new applications? How to we get from here to autonomous cars?
Updates from IPaT