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OPINION: Why smart roads are just as important as autonomous vehicles

Someday we may be constructing smart roads . . .

The focus on autonomous vehicle technology should not be isolated to the car itself, but also in upgrading the actual road infrastructure. State-of-the-art artificial intelligence (AI) to advance smart infrastructure will not only help driverless vehicles understand the roads better, but also improve overall road safety as AVs are not equipped to see around corners or other impediments.

Click here to read Dr. Georges Aoude – co-founder of Derq, an MIT spinoff – opinion about the future design of roads in this article from http://www.traffictechnologytoday.com.