The Connection and Protection of ARC™
Our vision of a driverless future involves not only connecting car to car, but also car to road. We believe that knowing road conditions in advance (such as temperature, physical condition, material), as well as being informed of obstacles ahead (such as sharp turns and roundabouts) will keep passengers safe. The aim of Autonomous Road Control™ (ARC) is to be easily implementable and compatible with existing infrastructure. ARC is designed to be a cost-effective, secure, and wholly-reliable system that is the best choice for Governments and Privateers to install in their roads. Take a look below at some of the systems we are currently working on.
Embedded Road Sensors
While autonomous vehicles are currently outfitted with expensive cameras and LIDAR equipment to view the road as-is, we believe that they could use a helping hand to see a lot more clearly. Our embedded road sensors designed to last the life of the road bed and be easy to install. They provide information to the autonomous vehicles as they pass over or near them. The information that they receive can vary, but we are currently working on lane detection and road line type. This is the basis for the ARC as it is the first step into connected the road to the millions of vehicles that pass over it every day.
Have you ever been driving down an empty road, approaching an intersection with a green light, only for it to change right before you get there? How about sitting through multiple lights while waiting to turn left? There is nothing more frustrating than being at the mercy of traffic lights
The secondary element of ARC is our LogicLights™. They are traffic signals that have AI logic and traffic scanning technologies built in to be the first smart light technology on the road. By scanning traffic and understanding patterns (such as reoccurring volume at certain times of day) the LogicLights™ can adjust the length and frequency of their signal change.
As this technology matures, we will be adopting it into the ARC wherein the lights will actively communicate with autonomous vehicles on the road.