By the looks of it, future vehicles will be talking to each other on the road.
Ford, along with the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA), the BMW Group, and Groupe PSA — in association with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, and Savari, Inc. — recently announced a live demonstration of its latest vehicle safety technology, C-V2X, in Paris.
C-V2X is a direct communication technology operating across vehicles from multiple manufacturers. C-V2X can communicate between passenger cars, motorcycles, and roadside infrastructure. communication between vehicles, motorcycles, and infrastructure.
To showcase the C-V2X technology, six demonstrations were shown, including Emergency Electronic Brake Light, Intersection Collision Warning, Across Traffic Turn Collision Risk Warning, Slow Vehicle Warning and Stationary Vehicle Warning, Signal Phase and Timing/Signal Violation Warning and Vulnerable Road User (pedestrian) Warning.
Of the vehicles used in the demonstrations, Ford provided automotive passenger vehicles, which were equipped with C-V2X direct communication technology.
“With its ability to safely and securely connect vehicles…C-V2X is integral to Ford’s vision for future transportation in which all cars and infrastructure talk to each other,” said Thomas Lukaszewicz, Manager Automated Driving, Ford of Europe. “We are very encouraged by preliminary test results in Europe and elsewhere which support our belief that C-V2X direct communications has superior V2X communication capabilities.”
Such technological advancements show commercial readiness as early as 2020, according to Ford.