Newer Arenas of 5G and possibilities and other upcoming technologies
Sahadevan Vijayan, CIO, GreenAct Innovations
POSSIBILITIES AND HIGH IMPACTS IN THE SOCIETAL LIFE
5G with its low latency and whopping bandwidths, would open up great opportunities. A network based decision making would have been prohibitively inappropriate, since machines cannot make quicker decisions against the latency and the outcome would be a catastrophe!
At GreenAct Innovations, we believe and put forward, network enabled fully autonomous vehicles as a necessity and not as a luxury for India considering high vehicle density, unpredictable road conditions and driving habits. 5G with Edge Computing throws open immense ease on the road for the commuters. Manual driving on the road is becoming more and more hazardous for the vehicles, drivers as well as for the commuters. 5G enabled docking stations can bring in an additional ~30% productive time and thus faster and early decision making in a never before fashion for the working and business community. While backends are already on Cloud, 5G will extend data centres anywhere.
AI and Deep Learning/ML is going to make driving a smoother and safer experience. We propose locally governed centralized control zones on the road like Cellular Zones, which can manage Emergency and Priority Traffic. When full-autonomy and centralized governance is implemented, we can burst traffic into opposite or bye-pass roads to tackle high density high-demand traffic situations. All vehicles will be in a slave mode for the locally governed central control system in a fully-orchestrated vehicle flow through continuous monitoring. This will avoid any vehicle collision while maximum possible speed is achieved through 100% predictable vehicular movements and it will make the traffic cleared faster than what we imagine today. Electric Conveyor based vehicular movements on highways and other viable routes can minimize energy consumption. AI and Deep Learning is going to make the journey more convenient, predictable and energy efficient.
In a sociological impact, we expect more public transport rather than private vehicles in this system. Commuters are going to be in a stress-free journey and vehicles will give the best energy efficiency. Predicted capacity analysis is going to generate additional revenue through maximum utilization and zero wastage. Big Data analytics is going to play a creative role here.
Change in Social Habits and Legislations are needed to tap the fullest potential of the proposed Network Enabled Autonomous Driving. Electric Vehicles are more adaptable for the new traffic culture. Public adoption calls for a change in habit. This would need significantly compelling reason to bring in public momentum. Costs need to be managed through Open Source implementation and Crowd Sourced software developments and common hardware interfaces. This is going to be a great challenge and it calls for active involvement of all the parties viz. Commuters, Vehicle Manufacturers and Service providers (Network Providers, Charging Stations, ticketing bodies, parcel/luggage handling), Local Bodies, Standardization Bodies and Road maintenance bodies.
WHAT WE ENVISAGE
We envisage a comfortable commuting at minimum cost and maximum safety and making city commuting a pleasant experience for all.