We travel so many roads every day. Even an ordinary road we use every day is equipped with so many technologies facilitating our quick and convenient travel. Hyundai E&C has built a transport infrastructure that is closely connected to our lives, paving new roads and expanding their roles through cutting-edge technology. Here is a closer look at Hyundai E&C’s proprietary technology that extends beyond Korea to the world.
Road: Connecting the World with Cutting-Edge Technology
ITS(Intelligent Transportation System)
ITS plays a significant role in controlling vehicle flow and preventing traffic accidents in real time. This is a system that combines advanced electronic, information, communication, and control technologies into the transport system for scientific and automatic transport operation. Previously, information collected through road infrastructure was unilaterally provided to drivers, but now the connection to the Wireless Access in Vehicle Environment (WAVE) provides services tailored to the driver's individual situation by allowing vehicle-infrastructure and vehicle-vehicle information sharing. Hyundai E&C is at the forefront of smart road construction through the convergence of construction technology and vehicle technology with group affiliates such as Hyundai Mobis, Hyundai AutoEver, and Hyundai Mnsoft.
■ Vehicle Information-Based Road Condition Prediction System
[ 2nd Yeongdong Expressway ]
It is a system that prevents accidents that can occur on rainy or icy roads by predicting and sharing road conditions in real time. Unlike the past, where road condition detection was only possible in sections installed with Road Weather Information System (RWIS), now vehicle sensors (outdoor temperature information) and Korea Meteorological Administration data (temperature, humidity, solar radiation, etc.) can be added to RWIS to predict conditions of all road surfaces irrespective of tunnels or shade sections.
Applied site | 2nd Yeongdong Expressway
■ Smart Tolling
[ Seoul Jemulpo Tunnel ]
Smart Tolling, an emerging hot issue, is a technology that charges tolls through vehicle number recognition, not card-terminal communication. Unlike conventional manned toll booths or High Pass, the vehicle can quickly and continuously run through, without having to slow down or halt. Although it has the advantage of reducing noise or dust around toll booths, there is still a need for further consideration about social issues such as the Personal Information Protection Act and negative impact on job creation, etc.
Site to be applied | Seobu Underground Expressway, Seoul Jemulpo Tunnel, Kuwait Jaber Causeway, Seunghak Tunnel
■ In-Tunnel Secondary Accident Prevention Service
Accidents in tunnels where GPS is out of reach and evacuation or control is not easy cause great damage. Accordingly, Hyundai E&C developed a technology that wirelessly transmits and receives data through vehicle diagnosis and On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) installed in vehicles to understand the traffic flow and accident characteristics. In the event of in-tunnel accident, the technology helps to prevent secondary accidents by guiding the following vehicles to slow down, pay attention behind the wheel, go for an emergency evacuation or take a detour.
Applied site | Bulmosan Tunnel
■ Weather-Responsive Variable Speed Control Service
[ Geumbit Noeulgyo Bridge and Outer Ring Road Living Zone 5, Multifunctional Administrative City ]
On a bridge notorious for fog, there are limitations in preventing accidents by CCTVs or Section Speed Enforcement System. Hyundai E&C has prepared detailed precautions with a bridge safety specialized service that combines WAVE+RWIS+VSL (Variable Speed Limits). Through this technology, visibility according to weather conditions is checked and appropriate variable speed information is provided to ensure safe driving.
Applied site | Geumbit Noeulgyo Bridge and Outer Ring Road Living Zone 5, Multifunctional Administrative City