Audi to field test automated parking, V2X in Boston suburb

November 18, 2015 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
Audi and the city of Somerville (Massachusetts, USA) have agreed to jointly develop strategies for urban driving. With technologies such swarm intelligence, vehicle-to-infrastructure communications (V2X) and piloted driving, the partners plan to develop concepts for future mobility in cities.

During the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona (Spain), Somerville city mayor Joseph A. Curtone and Audi CEO Rupert Stadler signed a Memorandum of Understanding that provides a close collaboration in developing a new mobility strategy for the US city. “The intelligent car can unfold its enormous potential only in a smart city. Key fur useful swarm intelligence is to the joint work on urban innovations as well as exchange and analysis of data”, Stadler said. Goals of the collaboration are techniques that reduce the space requirements of vehicles in urban spaces and improve the traffic flow.

How motorists benefit from automated parking: From drop-off to pick-up service. For full resolution click here.