Spanish infrastructure company Ferrovial has launched the AIVIA Orchestrated Connected Corridors initiative to develop the 5G smart roads of the future.

The initiative, launched in collaboration with Microsoft, 3M and Kapsch TrafficCom, is aimed to develop advanced monitoring, sensorisation and simulation technology.

Ferrovial said that many auto manufacturers and other technology companies are expected to join the initiative soon.

The companies will develop open solutions for connected corridors supporting conventional and autonomous vehicles as part of the project.

The project includes road infrastructure technologies which will help to improve the traveller experience such as safety, reliable travel times and access to infotainment from the vehicle.

Other companies which are expected to be part of AIVIA initiative will contribute by implementing digital and physical infrastructure and orchestrated solutions for roads of the future.

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The projects will promote new safety and mobility technologies which help to improve the traveling experience as cars become more autonomous.

Ferrovial Information Systems and Innovation general director Dimitris Bountolos said: “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.

“We can reduce travel times and congestion while offering a 5G broadband network along our highways.

“This initiative offers a long-term vision for the development of orchestrated and connected corridors, as well as an immediate focus on physical improvements, increasing sensorisation and 5G / V2X connectivity in the corridor to increase road safety for the users and to support autonomous connected vehicles.”

Microsoft Manufacturing and Infrastructures Industry manager Jose Maria de la Fuente said: “Microsoft’s participation in the AIVIA initiative is a great opportunity to execute on our mission of empowering every person and organization to achieve more.

“Applying our latest cloud technologies like IoT and Data & AI solutions, our aim is to be the technology backbone of AIVIA for a better, connected and safer mobility.”


Ferrovial unveils new AIVIA initiative to develop 5G smart roads and advanced monitoring, sensorisation and simulation technology. (Credit: Ferrovial.)