Despite technological breakthroughs in mobility around the world, there will be a significant amount of physical infrastructure needed to support the future mobility landscape in South Africa
Despite technological breakthroughs in mobility around the world, there will be a significant amount of physical infrastructure needed to support the future mobility landscape in South Africa. This includes the introduction of autonomous cars; electric vehicle charging infrastructure; adapted filling stations; automotive repair solutions and aftermarket fitment. While it may take a long time before autonomous cars dominate SA roads, non-autonomous cars are becoming more connected than ever – using data and imagination.
Before we delve into the world of self-driving cars, let’s look at how non-autonomous cars are generating and using data to create an enhanced driving experience – now, and in the near future. A current example would be Google’s community-based traffic and navigation app, Waze. Using a smartphone, commuters are able to detect traffic patterns thus optimising your route. The best part? It uses real-time data provided by other road users.
This is a prime example of how data is exchanged to enhance driving experiences on the road. Now imagine if a car could connect to infrastructure, such as smart traffic lights. Depending on the amount of traffic, the smart traffic light would optimise flow in real-time, instead of relying on a timer. Herein lies the opportunity.
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