What is the future and role of road infrastructure? Where is the lane and how to navigate in white conditions?
Smart cars do not fly yet and therefore, road operators have specific needs to find out what is the appropriate winter maintenance operations level for automated vehicles that they can drive on the road safely.
On the other hand, during the last years it has been recognized that AVs and platoon driving cause specific challenges for infrastructure like rutting and deformation of the road surface.
Infrastructure has an important role in future automated mobility and roads with supplemented digital infrastructure can enable faster deployment of automated driving. By producing real time data on weather, driving conditions and traffic, smart roads can help to increase traffic safety and reliability of CAVs. Cross-bordering areas pose extra challenges for automated mobility, but nonetheless, AVs and their systems should work properly between countries.