Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find answers to the questions we get frequently asked. If you cannot find your question in the list, please use the comments section or feel free to contact us.

Can traffic or pedestrian detection cameras recognize people? How are the data privacy requirements fulfilled?

Pedestrian detection cameras detect the movement of pedestrians and send the information about their position, direction, and speed to the Application Unit. Traffic cameras recognize and count the vehicles and send the information about recognized objects, in particular notifications of test vehicles crossing the intersections. In both cases, camera images are neither sent further nor saved.

Who works on this topic, what companies?

Among others, automotive suppliers Bosch and Continental, and telecommunications providers Huawei, T-Systems and Vodafone.

How can I take part in connected driving as a pedestrian?

The presence of pedestrians can be detected with the help of infrastructure, for example via sensors or using the information of pedestrian button activation at an intersection. The infrastructure then sends alerts to connected vehicles in proximity.

Pedestrians can also have an application (usually on a smartphone) that would allow them to exchange safety messages (containing location, speed, and direction information) with connected vehicles and send warnings when a collision is predicted. The application could also warn the pedestrians of a vehicle at the intersection or violating the crosswalk boundaries. Pedestrians at bus stops are alerted about transit vehicles’ presence and movements (and connected vehicles nearby of pedestrians in danger of collision).