Gondola Mesh

Gondola Units are perfectly aware of each other and communicate in real-time using a mesh network system supported by 5G+ infrastructure. The whole ecosystem is controlled and supervised by a decentralised operating system, managing the logistics and optimizing movement for each individual Gondola Unit.

Visualization of Gondola Mesh System

Gondola Mesh capabilities will completely eliminate the risk of any collisions between Gondola Units. The risk of collisions with other objects will be minimized using the existing lidar/image recognition systems combined with a collective AI-based decision-making process that utilizes real-time communication between multiple Gondola Units.

Naturally, Gondola Units may have to co-exist with the transportation systems that are still operated manually – especially healthcare, law enforcement and military vehicles. Those “special” vehicles will be equipped with a “passive transponder” that informs the mesh about the size, weight, velocity and priority of each vehicle – to allow the mesh to optimize the Gondola Units movement to prioritise these vehicles.

The same “passive transponder” devices will be used in the early phases of piloting and introducing the Gondola Ecosystem – to allow the Gondola Units to be used in combination with regular cars using the same road infrastructure. As a rule of thumb – all the vehicles allowed to operate on the same roads will be either Gondola Units or other transportation vehicles registered with Gondola Mesh by using the “passive transponder” devices.

Given the context – the self-driving capabilities of individual Gondola Unit need to be just on the level of the ones that are already being developed today. The Ecosystem is relying on the additional Gondola Mesh data to understand all the traffic happening around. Therefore there is no need to develop sophisticated self-driving capabilities on a singular vehicle level.