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ERTICO expert Eusebiu Catana explains the impact of loT on the transport industry

02.02.2021

ERTiCO is a project which aims to fill the gap between research and deployment of mobility services on roads. To achieve societal and political goals, strengthen the competitiveness of the industry and optimise services for the user, ERTICO puts together the interests of public and private stakeholders across Europe. ERTICO’s final goal is to create safer, smarter and cleaner transport services and networks for the benefit of all.

Eusebiu Catana, Senior Manager, Connectivity & Automation at ERTICO, was interviewed and explained how urban connectivity is transforming traditional services and infrastructure for a smarter tomorrow.

He mentioned the internet’s role in making urban transport services and cities connected to one another, he adds: “The integration of automated vehicles as IoT devices in future smart city platforms will be in a role as mobile sensors. This will provide valuable information to a city’s mobility management centre for traffic regulation, and will form a solid and valuable foundation for the management of hybrid traffic (automated/connected – non-automated/connected) in any future smart city”.

He then dives into the concept of data as a crucial role in loT devices and mentions the most important types of data that can be gathered by loT devices to improve the manage,ent of urban road networks, “The integration of automated vehicles as IoT devices in future smart city platforms will be in a role as mobile sensors. This will provide valuable information to a city’s mobility management centre for traffic regulation, and will form a solid and valuable foundation for the management of hybrid traffic (automated/connected – non-automated/connected) in any future smart city”.

In the end, he mentions the sector of transport which will benefit most from loT, as he automated driving is expected to progress significantly towards higher levels of automation (e.g. SAE Level 4) once there is a reliable amount of data from external roadside and in-vehicle sensors.

To read the interview transcript visit this page.

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