The Future Of Smart
Roads

Smart roads or connected corridors are roadways built or fitted with advanced features, including sensors that monitor and report real-time road conditions and WiFi transmitters that provide broadband services to vehicles, as well as special physical and digital twin features that will allow for automated vehicles in the future.

What Are AIVIA Connected Corridors?

Ferrovial and Cintra, together with top-tier global tech firms, are working on AIVIA, a connected smart road initiative which is helping to manage this transition – maximizing the utility CAVs can bring while providing benefits for all road users.

AIVIA aims to create high-speed road infrastructure by developing the blueprint of the sustainable infrastructure of the future for mixed traffic, using cutting edge technology to make travel safer, journey times more reliable and adding value to highway users through enhanced connectivity and the services that come with it.

We are now moving effectively from a vision – designs, thinking and analysis – towards concrete projects in Virginia and Texas, which will be launched operationally in late 2022.

Technology trials on those roads started Summer 2021 – beginning with high visibility markers, dynamic cats eyes, new camera and sensor technology, to be followed by full connectivity coverage for real-time data capture and critical safety messaging and additional services to drivers and their cars.

We are now moving effectively from a vision – designs, thinking and analysis – towards concrete projects in Virginia and Texas, which will be launched operationally in late 2022.

AIVIA Benefits

Safety

Cybersecure comms, CAVs for all situations, less secondary incidents

Sustainability

Less congestion, innovation, economic productivity

Digitation

Automated data-driven decision making

Better Mobility

More, better, faster, safer trips

User Experience

Enjoyable transport, new services (IoT,etc)

Scalable
Adaptable
Future-proof

What Do Automated Vehicles Have To Do With Smart Roads?

Today, highly automated vehicles comprise only a tiny proportion of vehicles on the road, however by 2030 more advanced automated and autonomous vehicles will make up about 50% of all vehicles sold. The likelihood is also that in the same period 100% of vehicles operating on our roads will be connected and delivering digital services to the vehicle, driver and passengers.

It will however be decades before every vehicle is able to fully operate autonomously in all environments and conditions. During this transition period and beyond – connected and orchestrated infrastructure will play a fundamental role in maximizing the safety, utility and value of connected automated vehicles (CAVs) to all stakeholders and specifically in complex high-speed, mixed traffic environments.

But there are also many benefits that can be achieved in the next 5-10 years that will enhance the driving experience for users while making the most of current vehicle capabilities. This orchestration of mixed traffic promises to optimize the capacity of our road network while providing safe conditions under which all levels of connected vehicles can travel safely and more efficiently.

Who Is Building the Smart Roads of the Future?

From infrastructure operators and DOT agencies to technology and communications companies can and should play a role in ensuring safe operation of ALL types of vehicles under ALL conditions on the smart roads of the future.

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AIVIA’S ECOSYSTEM OF PARTNERS

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