By 2022, it is estimated that there will be 105 million connected vehicles on the road “talking” to each other and the roads, producing the nation’s largest data stream up to 150 petabytes annually – equal to 15,000 years of television content. Making sense of that data is critical not only for managing traffic and congestion, but also for improving roadway safety and saving lives.
The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) and The Ray are jointly partnering with Panasonic to create a vehicle-to-everything (V2X) data ecosystem that will enable Georgia’s first connected interstate roadway. By leveraging the “CIRRUS by Panasonic” data management platform, GDOT gains access to a connected vehicle “brain” that is capable of receiving the data shared between connected cars and trucks, finding the real meaning in the big data, and sending back out important and timely information – directly to connected cars and trucks, and all within fractions of a second.
The CIRRUS by Panasonic V2X platform enables state DOTs to leverage the real-time, real-place data to improve roadway safety, ease congestion, and identify maintenance needs and roadway interruptions.
With an open development platform, the Panasonic system can facilitate advanced mobility solutions such as autonomous driving and freight platooning, and is built to capture the long tail of innovation with an endless number of transportation applications utilizing V2X technology.