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.
VIEWS™ (Vehicle Intelligent Early Warning System™)
Inclement weather, poor signage, unlit roads, and animals are all major contributors to accidents. VIEWS is a software and hardware suite that is build directly into the road. Designed to be easily integrated with existing vehicles and new autonomous vehicles, VIEWS provides drivers with advanced warnings about potential hazards in the road. As road conditions change, so too can the information that a car receives to better aid the driver.
This is another layer of ARC that helps keep drivers safe in all conditions.