Use Case Driving Safety & Awareness
This use case will provide different services for road end users and public/private companies (such as municipalities or motor insurances) based on the information collected from the vehicle. These innovative services may include, for instance, an emergency-call service for road users, or more simply a road condition or traffic sign notification service that feeds the database of the municipality for fixing the road, or even a motor insurance that protects its clients.
Andrew has a serious heart problem, but he is not aware of it. After driving for more than 20 minutes, he gets a heart attack while driving. Thanks to a newly embedded equipment and an innovative 5G-based technology, an emergency vehicle stopping system is triggered and prevents any further accidents with other surrounding vehicles. Finally, a nearby hospital receives an emergency call from the car, saving Andrew’s life.
Each day, Elisabeth goes to work with her car, and takes a small route not well maintained.
The situation starts to worsen and to be somewhat dangerous. She finally decided to take action, by installing a new application in her car. Indeed, this new and innovative application
is able to detect specific road conditions and traffic signs via on-board sensors and camera.
After a first in-vehicle data processing, the collected data are relayed to specific data
subscribers that includes for instance the motor insurance or the municipality. The former
may use the data to protect its clients whereas the latter is supposed to take action by fixing
the road, which ultimately increase the safety of road users.
5G enabled scenario
- In case of in-vehicle safety of life, this use case needs 5G Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communications (URLLC), since the vehicle is supposed to prevent surrounding vehicles to avoid any possible collisions and ultimately make an emergency call to the hospital. This use case also needs 5G enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB), as the vehicle will collect a significant volume of data regarding its immediate environment, including, for instance, traffic signs and road conditions. The resulting data will be processed in a second phase by a centralised entity which may in turn feed the database of the municipality and the insurance.