With all the buzz about the future of connected vehicles and driverless cars and trucks, there’s an important component that needs to be addressed, and that’s the infrastructure these vehicles need to interact with.
Some states are already working on some projects in this area, reports Governing. http://www.governing.com/topics/transportation-infrastructure/gov-driverless-cars-states-infrastructure.html
For instance, take something as seemingly simple as lane markings. Freightliner’s Inspiration Truck, which it debuted last year to showcase autonomous technologies, has a lane keeping system that builds on the current lane departure warning technology using a stereo camera system to maintain trucks’ lane position. The camera recognizes lane markings and communicates through the computer controls with the steering gear – but there have to be lane markings it can recognize.