Without an intelligent infrastructure, there is no autonomous vehicle

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With the participation of the partners of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Knorr-Bremse, Magyar Közút, Ericsson, Magyar Telekom, as well as Austrian industry players, June 24-27. A unique automotive measurement campaign will be carried out on the Csorna bypass section of the M86 road, for which CountingNews has also been invited to a demo day on 25 June. Although the vision of autonomous vehicles running on intelligent infrastructure seems rather utopian in Hungary, the research and development is taking place with steam power, which is well indicated by the cross-border cooperation coordinated by BME, the launch of AImotive, which received $ 20 million earlier this week.


– but cars could travel on special road sections. As stated in the presentation, in order for autonomous and man-made vehicles to be able to travel safely at the same time, it will be essential in the transition phase to make the roads “intelligent” as well, ie to provide them with various sensors.

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We will also hold a Danube Sysadminday and an online IT-security meetup in July!

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Roads equipped with sensors will be able to send raw and processed data to vehicles, increasing the detection capability of vehicles by several kilometers, making many new services available. Central artificial intelligence-based data processing can transmit suggestions and alerts to human or machine drivers to avoid congestion and accidents, and even advanced infrastructures can serve as a communication platform for vehicles, enabling them to interact with each other.

A brake or previous a car can warn those around it, and predictive systems can predict or automatically eliminate dangerous situations. The deployment of smart infrastructures is currently hampered by a number of technologies, standards and service models that need to be developed. Of these, communication that meets extremely strict security standards is also one of the biggest challenges. There is a need for technology that allows quasi-real-time communication in all weather conditions, and the data content cannot be tampered with by an outside party.

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at the point, the 5G networks, which are currently just spreading their wings, are in the picture, which, due to the low delay time, may be able to respond much faster to the machine in certain (emergency) situations than the human response time. Both low ping time (currently around 10 ms for non-standalone networks, but can be reduced to 1-2 ms with standalone 5G) and high bandwidth contribute to this.


Telecommunications operators babysitting at the birth of autonomous vehicles is no accident: Companies are desperate to find a business model to make the extremely costly 5G infrastructure pay off as quickly as possible, and the automotive industry offers a quasi-tray of both autonomous driving and infotainment and other on-board communication systems. on the square.

Of course, this requires the availability of a 5G network on the busiest main roads, but at least along motorways for the foreseeable future. Incidentally, the competent authority, the National Media and Communications Authority (NMHH), which is not represented at the current event, seeks to encourage this by granting a discount on frequency fees to service providers who undertake to cover certain settlements, railway lines or road sections. For road transport network construction case groups, compliance will be monitored by the authority at the end of 2025, ie by 5 this date at the latest, the 5G-based wireless data infrastructure will be available for autonomous vehicles along the busiest roads.

already “almost all” new cars on the market will be able to connect with other vehicles and infrastructure on the roads.


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