Innovation of self-driving cars is happening at a fast pace at the moment and the province of Noord-Holland won't just stand by. To facilitate the future of driving, it's time to think about the way (provincial) roads can be best equipped to optimise automated driving.

All traffic signs and other relevant traffic information could be transmitted straight to the car, without depending on any sensory input. This could make it possible to alter the information sent at any moment, to any car. All registered traffic data you can possibly think of, sent to our cars from the road they’re traveling on to optimise their driving behaviour. And why stop there? This system can be programmed to calculate the most energy-efficient way of driving, combining all users’ driving plans and perhaps even allow passengers of multiple vehicles to challenge each other in some games while traveling.

All this could be incorporated into the current infrastructure by means of a physical product that facilitates infrastructure-to-vehicle communication. That should not only benefit autonomous vehicles, but also facilitates traffic communication towards the (current) classic car.

Food for thought

  • How do we ensure that self-driving cars drive as efficiently as possible? Think of circumventing roadworks or delays. Imagine how this could benefit the environment.
  • How does the prototype serve the classic car? Think of how a self-driving prototype ensures that the classic car can also still read traffic signs.
  • How can Wifi-P be processed in the prototypes?
  • What convenience does the prototype provide to the road user? For example, does it offer free Wi-Fi while driving? How can you add features to ensure the prototype is of interest to the market?
  • How do you make the prototype fun for passengers?