Road Surface Conditions
Safer roads by smarter cars.
The car in front of you is speeding up. You’re not. Why? Well, because the road ahead is deceivingly slippery – and the car knows it. Even if you don’t. And soon, as you enter that rough, pothole-infested stretch that there’s no way of going around, you can rest assured your car is prepared for that, too.
Enter the next level in vehicle safety and automation: Road Surface Conditions. Designed to make cars smarter and roads safer, Road Surface Conditions combines and assesses data from a number of reliable sources, such as other connected vehicles, Road Weather Information Systems, radar/satellite images and weather prognoses. This, in turn, helps enable dynamic ADAS functions such as Automatic Cruise Control, Automatic Emergency Braking, Regenerative Braking and 4WD activation. Dynamic being the keyword here – because with Road Surface Conditions, actual road properties are taken into account.
Ultimately, whether it’s about saving lives or simply providing a smoother ride, it all comes down to data. Knowing everything there is to know about the current road conditions, anywhere and anytime. That’s what Road Surface Conditions is all about.
Designed to make cars smarter and roads safer, Road Surface Conditions combines and assesses data from connected vehicles, RWIS, radar/satellite images and weather prognoses to provide a real-time picture of the road status – with unmatched data coverage. This, in turn, helps enable SAE Level 2 vehicle functions such as Dynamics Automatic Cruise Control, Dynamic Automatic Emergency Braking, Dynamic Regenerative Braking and Dynamic 4WD activation.