Our Innovation Analysts recently looked into emerging technologies and up-and-coming startups disrupting smart cities. As there is a large number of startups working on a wide variety of solutions, we decided to share our insights with you. So, let’s take a look at promising vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) solutions for smart cities.
Heat Map: 4 Top Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Startups
For our 4 picks of vehicle-to-infrastructure startups, we used a data-driven startup scouting approach to identify the most relevant solutions globally. The Global Startup Heat Map below highlights 4 interesting examples out of 735 relevant solutions. Depending on your specific needs, your top picks might look entirely different.
Traffitizer Technologies – Dynamic Traffic Light Control
One of the bright examples of Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) use cases is the dynamic control of traffic lights. Emergency services such as fire brigades, ambulances, or police cars that have V2I equipment installed can react to emergencies much quicker by changing traffic lights as they approach. Indian Traffitizer Technologies and its T-ERS solution employ easy to install equipment and artificial intelligence (AI) to react to an ambulance vehicle approaching and change the traffic lights along its way accordingly.
Waycare – City Safety Management
As cities get bigger and more traffic-intensive, it is vital for law enforcement agencies to improve upon their communication and management of street incidents. V2I helps police units and their cars collaborate with each other without radio chatter to monitor traffic in a more effective manner. It involves feeding the traffic cameras’ footage to police officers, combining GPS and data from car sensors, and more. US-based Waycare develops a platform for police patrol units, combining machine learning algorithms and in-vehicle data as well as CCTV footage of incidents and relevant data from the city’s infrastructure to inform police officers quickly and let them react and communicate with each other better and faster.
Nexar – Efficiency Of Road Utilization
Managing roads’ and city’s intersections is becoming more complex with traffic intensity increasing year by year. V2I solutions such as traffic jam notifications, prior recognition of traffic jams and connected navigation make it easier and more efficient for city planners to do their job. Tel Aviv-based Nexar focuses on vehicle-to-network (V2N) and V2I solutions in the form of a proprietary dash cam that tracks various road and traffic conditions and collects large pools of data such as infrastructure changes, causes of traffic changes, the effect of construction on traffic patterns and more. These data points are then shared with the local authorities for up-to-date mapping and insights into roads utilization.
EazyOil – Road Payments
Vehicle-to-infrastructure solutions are automating various road payments such as highway toll control, parking fees, etc. This is usually done through plate recognition technology. Croatian EazyOil develops a V2I offering that uses a pre-mounted camera to scan a car’s number plate upon arrival at a refueling station and automates the process of paying for filling up the tank.
What About The Other 731 Solutions?
While we believe data is key to creating insights it can be easy to be overwhelmed by it. Our ambition is to create a comprehensive overview and provide actionable innovation intelligence for your Proof of Concept (PoC), partnership, or investment targets. The 4 vehicle-to-infrastructure startups showcased above are promising examples out of 735 we analyzed for this article. To identify the most relevant solutions based on your specific criteria and collaboration strategy, get in touch.