The role of V2N technology in people's daily lives
In a nutshell, Vehicle-to-Network technology is designed to simplify data exchange between cars, buses, pedestrians’ devices, traffic lights, and any other road objects connected to a single V2N network. The primary mission is to provide the greatest possible road safety.
To achieve this, vehicles are integrated with dedicated (often cloud-based) data centers. With stable access to the network, a vehicle can get the most accurate real-time traffic alerts and updates.
The technology also enables communications from vehicle to vehicle, which means the driver of one car can receive information about the speed and position of another car directly from the latter. This results in fewer collisions as many potential accidents are avoided thanks to useful vehicle-to-vehicle technologies known as left turn assist (LTA) and intersection movement assist (IMA).
Another effective way to reduce the number of accidents on the road is to set up a connection between the vehicle and the road infrastructure objects, for instance, traffic lights. The lights may be changed once a vehicle is detected by some sensor installed on the pavement.
Here are some examples of useful data that vehicles can get via the V2N network:
- Warnings about approaching a red traffic light;
- Alerts about pedestrians that are going to walk across and have pressed pedestrian buttons;
- Alerts of an approaching firetruck, ambulance, or police car.
- Traffic signal countdown, etc.