To be really “smart” it is essential that cities equip themselves with enabling infrastructures that help the development of intermodal services, support new ways of interacting with customers, citizens and service providers in an environment crowded by a multitude of devices and vehicles that they contend for the same bandwidth and where the 802.11p protocol limit could be a problem. Together with the storage of large amounts of data and the availability of services, the context is really challenging.
For this reason we are developing an intelligent framework based on cloud services, the so-called microservices, which can help municipal and motorway concessions to maximize the return on investment and the customer experience.
Our IOT4ITS framework promotes a smooth flow of information and flows properly from the IoT sensors to the management system and ends up with the Intelligent Transport System (ITS) infrastructure.
The use of Cloud Microservices makes measurements and information widely available for higher levels so that APPs developers can use them for multiple applications.
Meteorological models (wind, rain, humidity, etc.) together with predictive algorithms on pollutants and meteorological agents help the system to predict adverse weather conditions that can cause slipping of the asphalt thus avoiding aquaplaning. The information obtained is managed through Infobroker Midlleware which will send messages to vehicles, e.g. reduce the speed in case of problems of poor visibility and / or air quality when the quantity of atmospheric pollutant concentrations and the noise level reaches critical thresholds.
The greater the scope of application, the more crucial it will be to provide correct information to devices distributed along the way. The combined use of the Infobroker Midelleware and the NDF (Network Defined Software), installed on IOT / ITS devices, will allow the packages to be bestowed appropriately to the relevant RSU (Road Side Units) resources.
This scenario could be very useful to avoid the duplication of infrastructures and the overload of sensors and radio objects along roads, highways and highways and to meet the market demand that requires the development of new technologies and algorithms that are increasingly performing and able to provide answers. Rapids to augmented reality devices (transactions, information-navigation, emergency calls, essential medical support, etc.) to drones and robots for parcel delivery, self-driving vehicles, pedestrians and much more.