V2X vital for traffic efficiency and road safety
The mobility industry is transforming itself and, with it, comes the need to change and improve automotive connectivity.
New technologies won’t work without it because it defines the future of mobility thanks to the key role that real-time data analysis, to and from vehicles as well as from the infrastructure around them, will play. It is, with considerations to network latency, imperative to have the ability to gain real-time insights to make decisions that can save lives. By collating automotive data from the various sources, including from connected and autonomous vehicles, it becomes possible to understand traffic patterns, driver behavior, accident prevalence and other factors that are key to increasing road safety, while simultaneously reducing accidents.
Delays in the relay of data can lead to inaccurate data, poor data analysis and poorer decision-making. However, a spokesperson from car data services platform Otonomo comments: “In the next few years, as communication networks become more efficient and ubiquitous, we will see an increased diversity of safety-focused mobility solutions being deployed.”
Traffic management and safety
“Vehicle to everything (V2X) technologies enable vehicles to communicate data directly with other vehicles (V2V), infrastructure (V2I), pedestrians (V2P), and networks (V2N). This data can quickly be processed to provide quicker response times for better traffic management and road safety. Automotive data can also be sent to the cloud and utilized by smart cities to power their intelligent transportation systems, or by countless use cases that improve the customer experience. V2X can increase traffic efficiency and road safety with real-time direct communications between vehicles and the world around them.”
Here are some of the use cases cited by the company:
- V2I – Traffic lights alerting vehicles to adjust their speed due to an impending light change;
- V2V – Warnings issued between vehicles to prevent collisions;
- V2V – Traffic or hazard alerts shared between vehicles;
- V2P – Safety warnings to pedestrians or cyclist;
- V2V- Alerts of Emergency vehicles approaching;
- V2I – Speed limit alerts;
- V2X – Enablement of autonomous vehicles through V2X feedback.
As time advances, the company predicts that connected vehicles will increasingly become ubiquitous and it cites a recent report by EPM and SBD Automotive, which forecasts that 96% of new vehicles shipped globally in 2030 will have built-in connectivity.
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