As you can see in the video, the 3D model illustrates how HERE can help the driver when there’s congestion in the city or dangerous situations on the road ahead, in this case, San Francisco.
‘Our Hero’ is on a ride through the city and has chosen a destination. The navigation system has calculated the best route. During the trip, however, an accident along the route occurs. HERE employs its location intelligence, via data automatically sent from cars affected by this particular traffic accident to the HERE Location Cloud. This is happening by using the standard mobile network and the built-in or brought-in connectivity of the vehicle. This safety critical message is sent close to real-time to our Hero’s car, where the fastest possible alternative route is worked out providing a safe and smooth ride.
But that’s not everything. Not only can ‘Our Hero’ and other drivers avoid the traffic jam, but thanks to how HERE interfaces with local authorities, it’s possible to provide emergency vehicles with green traffic lights along their routes.
It’s this kind of integrated solution that will be a key part of our Hazard Warning Pilot in Finland. Cars that know what other cars are experiencing in the road network. And sharing all that with transport authorities so they know exactly when to switch traffic lights, advise drivers of congestion ahead or show warning signs.
We are excited to show our brand new 3D city model at the ITS World Congress in Bordeaux from today to October 9, 2015.
If you’re not in Bordeaux for ITS World Congress, check out the video above to see how HERE helps drivers find the best route in real time!