The role of Telematics in Self Driving Transportation presented at Dubai World Congress for SD Transport

The first edition of Dubai World Congress for Self Driving Transportation brought together the main experts in mobility, transportation and telematics for 2 days in Dubai. The vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make 25% of all trips in Dubai smart and driverless by 2030 is a smart and challenging idea that will happen for sure. CANGO had a seminar and developed the idea of the importance of telematics for self driving transportation.

The estimations, studies or reports are showing a growing trend and numbers seems to get higher from year to year. Car market for partially autonomous driving will be around $36 billion by 2025.

But when it comes to automation there are 6 levels already defined and already known in the industry. Level 0 is considered a car, which requires the full attention and action of the driver, and level 5 is allocated for the fully automated vehicles. As vehicles move towards level 3, where a driver can take his hand off the steering wheel, the dependency on telematics will increase. Vehicle speed, health, weather and road conditions, location etc will need to be constantly monitored to ensure safety and efficiency. Finally, for fleets to move synchronously autonomous vehicles will have to transmit their whereabouts and sync with the leading vehicle, which will happen through telematics.

Safety and efficiency are 2 points which can be solved for sure with telematics. Telematics is not only about trace and tracking. It is about diagnose the vehicle, the engine, correlate the data with what comes from the sensors, see in real time what is happening with the engine and verify is the safety features are on or used by the passengers. Telematics gets back to CANbus which is for the vehicle like the blood system for the humans. Through CANbus all the information, data and details circulates and give command to the vehicle  to behave in a certain way on the road.

CANGO has 10 years experience in CANbus area and so far developed many application for open platform hardware telematics units which are used in different projects related to mobility. Soon we will talk about city as a service, car as a service, vehicle as a market place and each of it will be customized with different apps that the final user will be able to add on the same platform. The key is to be open-platform hardware. Once the car manufacturers will become open everything will be easier, for each participant of the transportation industry or at the traffic.

About Dubai World Congress for Self Driving Transportation

The Congress brings together experts in the field of Self-driving technology to enhance and accelerate the adoption of Self-Driving Technology globally and contribute to the realization of the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make 25% of all trips in Dubai smart and driverless by 2030.