Seoul, open 14 types of digital road infrastructure data such as traffic light color, remaining time, crossing, and road depression
Connected services that connect to road infrastructure can be used for free without additional expensive devices.
From June, a connected service that notifies of dangerous signals such as traffic signals and crosswalks from the navigation system will be available without additional expensive equipment.
The city of Seoul announced on the 25th that it will open a total of 14 types of digital road infrastructure data, such as traffic signals such as traffic light colors and remaining time, to pedestrians crossing and illegal parking locations, to private navigation companies in cooperation with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport and the National Police Agency.
As early as this June, Seoul will cooperate with the private sector to inform the car navigation system of the color of the traffic lights ahead and the remaining signal time in seconds, and the risk of collisions with pedestrians in blind spots and the location of vehicles stopped and illegally parked in the tunnel. We plan to start a’smart navigation service’ that guides you.
As well as guiding the directions through free navigation for all citizens. It is possible to use a traffic safety-centered connected service that digitally connects with the road infrastructure in real time to notify road hazards in advance.
To this end, the city of Seoul is planning to select a navigation company capable of providing services to citizens using the data that is open through public recruitment.
On the 29th, an online public presentation will be held for companies that have their own navigation such as portals, automobiles, and telecommunications companies, and the selection committee composed of all external members will fairly evaluate the quality and originality of the service to be presented to citizens. It plans to select 3~5 companies.
The city expects that if such a service is commercialized, it will inform the driver of the safe speed of passing through the intersection according to the signal time to reduce the risk of accidents and fuel waste caused by sudden deceleration and acceleration, and reduce traffic accidents caused by driver carelessness by more than 30%.
In addition, the city predicted that by opening the traffic signal data, it is possible to predict the exact intersection passage time reflecting the real-time traffic signal time, which will further improve the accuracy of the optimal route guidance and destination arrival time in navigation.
An official from the city of Seoul said, “The digital road infrastructure data collected as part of the C-ITS demonstration project promoted with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport was provided to navigation companies, and buses (1600) and taxis (100) equipped with special terminals. “It is helping all drivers, not just drivers, use advanced connected services.”
The city said that this opening is beyond the concept of simply providing data to the private sector, and citizens always use a connected service that digitally connects cars to cars (V2V) and cars to roads (V2I) with only the existing navigation, and informs the future of danger. It is expected to bring innovation in the transportation industry.
Meanwhile, road infrastructure data such as traffic signals and pedestrian hazards have been available only in some vehicles such as autonomous vehicles equipped with expensive terminals of around 2 million won. Connected services that notify you of traffic signals and road hazards in advance are available to all citizens for free.
First of all, Seoul opened traffic signal data for a total of 597 roads (151 km) operated by central bus lanes such as downtown (Sadamunan), Yeouido, Gangnam and Sangam roads, and Yanghwa and Sinchon roads. do. This is data collected from the infrastructure previously installed through the C-ITS demonstration project.
By next June, the traffic signal data of 2,468 locations on all urban roads with 6 lanes or more will be expanded and opened so that all roads with 6 lanes or more, which are mainly used by citizens, can provide forward traffic signals from the navigation system.
This means that about 45.9% of traffic signals are open based on the city’s total signal controller. In the future, it is planned to expand the traffic signal opening infrastructure to all roads in Seoul by closely reviewing the level of response of citizens and the effect of reducing traffic accidents, and to accelerate the digitalization of the road infrastructure to detect pedestrians crossing the roads where pedestrian traffic accidents are frequent.