Ferrovial in collaboration to develop ‘roads of the future’

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Ferrovial is to collaborate with companies including Microsoft and 3M to target the development of ‘roads of the future’.

The AIVIA Orchestrated Connected Corridors initiative will develop smart roads and advanced monitoring, sensor and simulation technology, in collaboration with other companies. The project includes road infrastructure technologies with aims including improving safety, reliable travel times and providing access to infotainment from the vehicle.

“AIVIA connected corridors will increase road safety for users, facilitating safe interaction between autonomous and conventional vehicles in high-density and high-speed urban corridors,” said Alejandro de la Joya, CEO of Cintra, Ferrovial’s highway operation company. “We can reduce travel times and congestion while offering a 5G broadband network along our highways.”

Ferrovial said AIVIA collaborators representing different domains will help bring the next generation of highway travel to life. As private and fleet vehicles evolve towards full autonomy, it said that connected infrastructure will play a critical role in safety and utility, especially in high-speed environments where both autonomous and conventional vehicles travel.

Ferrovial created AIVIA to respond to this challenge. This project is a joint effort incorporating innovative companies including Microsoft, 3M Company, and Kapsch. Auto manufacturers and other technology leaders are expected to join soon.

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