Market Research Report
The Convergence of Smart Highways and Smart Cities
|Published by||Navigant Research||Product code||668106|
|Published||Content info||17 Pages
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|The Convergence of Smart Highways and Smart Cities|
|Published: July 27, 2018||Content info: 17 Pages||
Smart highways are a significant element of the smart cities industry. Moving people and goods efficiently is essential for any city, and the evolution of smart highways is expected to deliver reduced congestion, fewer collisions, and cleaner air. Automated and electric vehicles (AVs and EVs) are key to achieving these benefits, and updated highway infrastructure is a powerful enabler.
Electric roads are being developed and prototyped in different ways, including dynamic wireless charging, direct contact power supply, and local electricity generation and storage. For AVs, new concepts in road marking and signage will make it easier for machine vision and other sensors to monitor the local road situation. Highway sensors will send data reports on road conditions to central service centers that then develop and deliver instructions to the fleet to optimize traffic flow.
This Navigant Research report examines the current state of smart highway technologies. It provides an overview of some current and recent test installations and examines the influence of AVs and EVs. The study also examines various benefits that will result from the successful implementation of smart highways. Recommendations are provided to road construction firms and suppliers on how to take advantage of the market potential and to government agencies on planning for the future.