VEHICULAR COMMUNICATION - V2X


Connected Wise aims to eliminate the need for wireless infrastructure in areas where wireless communication is not practical, especially in rural and challenged areas.



Safer & Smarter Transportation

Connected automated vehicle (CAV) technology has important implications in terms of transportation system management and operations. Yet, it also raises concerns over non-automated road users, particularly in rural areas where the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure necessary for the deployment of CAV technology is lacking. However, building such infrastructure (e.g. roadside equipment - RSE) in rural areas at the desired standards is a challenging task and requires substantial investment, which limits the availability of CAV technology to urban areas. Therefore, it is unclear how CAVs will safely and securely navigate when traveling outside of Intelligent Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure (e.g. in rural areas) while encountering unsignalized intersections, lane closures, abrupt road geometry changes, or work-zone detours.

Rural Transportation Statistics

Source: USDOT

Rural roads in the United States play an important role in our transportation system. However, they are faced with several challenges that leave their condition dangerous to roadway users.

68%
Total Lane-Miles are Rural
2x
Fatality Rate on Rural Roads vs Urban
45%
of All Roadway Fatalities are Rural
16,411
Fatalities on Rural Roads in 2018

Our
Solution

Connected Wise developed a unique, low-cost vehicular communication technology that enables vision-based communication between smart traffic signs and connected automated vehicles.

Focused on lowering the rate of traffic fatalities in rural areas


Connected Wise produced a breakthrough, easily deployable technology aimed to support these communities and improve transportation safety, while bringing the state to the forefront of the CAV technology deployment.

Smart Vision 2X

Complete ADAS solution with infrastructure-to-vehicle communication capability. The system supports Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Red Light Violation Warning, Vulnerable Road User Warning (Pedestrian and Cyclist) and many I2V communication messages (i.e. MAP, TIM, PSM) through smart sign technology.

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Smart Traffic Signs

In collaboration with the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) through the USDOT SBIR program, Connected Wise has developed a technology that can receive information from signs readable only by machine, and interprets them for connected vehicles' OBE devices. The system is empowered by state-of-the-art machine learning techniques which can classify, detect and recognize different roadway entities.

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SMART VISION 2X


Complete ADAS solution with infrastructure-to-vehicle communication capability. The system supports Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Red Light Violation Warning, Vulnerable Road User Warning (Pedestrian and Cyclist) and many I2V communication messages (i.e. MAP, TIM, PSM) through smart sign technology.



How it Works

The technology’s signal communication with RSEs, as well as interoperability with any commercially available On-board unit (OBU) is imperative for reliable V2I communication. Using the Connected Wise’s technological solution, CAVs will communicate with the RSEs provided in central locations and the smart traffic signs will support V2I in all connecting roads (i.e. arterials, county roads, suburban and rural highways). If there is an update in the message associated with a smart traffic sign, the CAV will simply pull the updated message from an RSE as soon as it enters its range

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SMART TRAFFIC SIGNS


Connected Wise focuses on a sign technology that communicates with connected and autonomous vehicles more effectively than with traditional signs, providing cars significantly more information about the roadway. This state-of-the-art technology consists of unique traffic signs that send encrypted messages to the driver’s vehicle without requiring them to be connected to a wireless network. These colorful signs work in tandem with an affordable camera device that maintains communication with vehicles, helping CAVs navigate safely outside of wireless infrastructure coverage. The camera device easily attaches to vehicle’s windshield and functions with both traditional and autonomous vehicles. Through Connected Wise’s innovative solution, rural communities will be brought up-to-speed with CAV technology at a fraction of the cost and time, making transportation safer and smarter.





Features

Designed to be for consumers anywhere in the world.

Quick & Efficient

•Only 1 sign is needed, message can be easily changed
•Designed to be cost-effective and affordable for all

Safe & Secure

•Designed with cybersecurity at the forefront
•Immune from misclassifications from thirdparty tampering or cyberattacks

State-of-the-Art

•Empowered by state-of-the-art machine learning techniques which can classify, detect and recognize different roadway entities

Accessible

•Closely working with the USDOT to ensure the techology follows regulations
•Designed to fit all vehicle types

Supporting Rural Communities


The availability of connected infrastructure is limited in rural areas due to challenges in providing power and fiber optic cable infrastructure. Unlike urban areas, rural communities lack the budget and infrastructure to support Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) technology, and with the large majority of roads in the US being rural, it isn't feasible to implement current practices. To mitigate this problem, Connected Wise's technology will replicate the communication between a Road Side Unit (RSU) and an On-Board Unit (OBU) at both an affordable and cost-efficient price that can be quickly deployed.

COMBINING THE SMART VISION 2X WITH SMART TRAFFIC SIGNS


Connected Wise’s V2I communication technology comprises of smart traffic signs with unique visual identifiers and an on-board machine vision system. The system recognizes these identifiers to activate the vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) messages to assist CAVs when they are traveling outside the range of ICT infrastructure with important roadway information such as operational messages, basic safety messages, and roadway geometry data.



Sign Recognition

When a CAV recognizes a smart traffic sign, the accurate real-time tracking information for all roadway users (e.g. cars, trucks, cyclists, pedestrians, workers), and other entities present on-site (e.g. traffic signs, traffic lights, animal, obstruction) are generated by mapping them onto the road geometry data in the V2I message. For CAVs with Level 0-2 automation, an affordable device is mounted on the windshield, whereas for CAVs with Level 3+ automation, the V2I system using smart signs is integrated as a 3rd party package into the platform software (e.g. CARMA, Autoware, NVIDIA Drive AGX, etc.). In addition to the V2I messages, the system also implements several advanced driver assistance (ADAS) features such as Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Red Light Violation Warning, Traffic Light and Sign Recognition, and Vulnerable Road User Warning.

THE PROCESS


Through machine vision, the onboard device is able to classify pedestrians, traffic signs, vehicles and Connected Wise's smart signs.

Connected Wise’s technology connects vehicles to infrastructure through the use of machine readable signs and interpreting encrypted messages from these signs for vehicle’s On-board Equipment (OBE) devices.

Generate Your Smart Traffic Sign Now

Connected Wise’s secure free webbased tool provides a convenient process to generate and deploy a smart traffic sign for a variety of V2I applications used by transportation agencies, city and county traffic operation centers, and expressway authorities.

Videos

FAV Summit Demonstration

CAVs & Work Zones

Work Zone Demonstration

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