Spanish carmaker promises V2X for new Leon model
Seat has promised to include the first mass-market application of vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology in its new mid-segment Leon model.
To be sold in hatchback and station wagon versions in the European market, the Spanish sub-brand of the Volkswagen Group hopes to draw on its on-street V2X experiments near its base in Barcelona carried out with domestic telco provider Telefónica. The automaker announced its technology as a concept at World Mobile Congress 2019 it said was proof of using 5G for full V2X connectivity.
The Leon’s system, dubbed a more consumer-friendly also Car2X connectivity, is a cloud-based technology that claims to deliver advanced warning on the status of upcoming traffic lights or an incident on a motorway further up the road, or whether traffic lights are about to turn from green to red, with traffic information appearing in real time on screen.
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