Road safety is a primary concern of the modern society as accidents cut short the lives of approximately 1.2 million people every year. Moreover, road traffic injuries remain as the leading cause of death for children and young adults and are responsible for a large number of non-fatal injuries, many of them incurring disability. Automated driving, enabled through instantaneous access to information for sharpening the situational awareness, can mitigate this toll on our society while enhancing the efficiency for transporting humans and goods.
To master this challenge, a large volume of information needs to be curated and made available to all traffic participants. This necessitates an upgrade of today’s information networks, through inclusion of precise sensors, seamless connectivity at low latency, and a powerful compute infrastructures to fuse, in real time, the vast amounts of data generated along the roadside scenery.