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ByDr. Hamid Menouar

Toyota and Lexus to Launch Technology to Connect Vehicles and Infrastructure in the U.S. in 2021

Imagine a world where vehicles could ‘talk’ to each other and to the surrounding environment to help keep their drivers and their passengers safe.

Toyota and Lexus want to advance that conversation, which is why the companies plan to start deployment of Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC) systems on vehicles sold in the United States starting in 2021, with the goal of adoption across most of its lineup by the mid-2020s. Toyota and Lexus plans to introduce DSRC represent a significant step forward in creating a safer and more efficient driving ecosystem while advancing connected and automated technology deployment.
“By allowing vehicles’ intelligent systems to collaborate more broadly and effectively through DSRC technology, we can help drivers realize a future with zero fatalities from crashes, better traffic flow and less congestion,” said Jim Lentz, CEO of Toyota Motor North America (TMNA).

Read more at: http://corporatenews.pressroom.toyota.com/releases/toyota+and+lexus+to+launch+technology+connect+vehicles+infrastructure+in+u+s+2021.htm

ByDr. Hamid Menouar

Toyota Has Big Plans To Get Cars Talking To Each Other And Infrastructure In The U.S.

After well over a decade of development a tentative step by General Motors in 2017, vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications might finally get some market momentum with a push from Toyota. The Japanese automaker has announced plans to begin a broad deployment of V2V and vehicle to infrastructure (V2I) technology in the U.S. market from 2021 with the goal of having it across almost its entire lineup by mid-decade.

Read more at: https://www.forbes.com/sites/samabuelsamid/2018/04/16/toyota-launches-aggressive-v2x-communications-roll-out-from-2021/#4ec4ad81146c

ByDr. Hamid Menouar

With the aim of increasing safety in road traffic, Volkswagen will enable vehicles to communicate with each other as from 2019

  • From 2019 on, Volkswagen will start fitting the first models with pWLAN technology
  • Information on traffic risks arising at short notice will be sent to other vehicles and the local environment within a few milliseconds
The first Volkswagen models will be fitted with pWLAN in 2019

Connectivity between different vehicles as well as between vehicles and transport infrastructure in the vicinity is another important step towards connected motoring that aims to reduce road accidents or minimise their consequences. As from 2019, Volkswagen will therefore start fitting its first models with pWLAN as standard in order to serve as an additional communication technology for the exchange selected information relevant to traffic between cars made by different manufacturers. This will involve information being exchanged both between vehicles (car-to-car), as well as between vehicles and the transport infrastructure (car-to-X)*. This will, for example, enable information about the current traffic situation, accidents and other situations relating to traffic conditions to be shared with the local environment, within a radius of approx. 500 m, even faster than has been possible in the past.

Read more at: https://www.volkswagen-media-services.com/en/detailpage/-/detail/With-the-aim-of-increasing-safety-in-road-traffic-Volkswagen-will-enable-vehicles-to-communicate-with-each-other-as-from-2019/view/5234247/6e1e015af7bda8f2a4b42b43d2dcc9b5?p_auth=pff9weqT

ByDr. Hamid Menouar

V2V Safety Technology Now Standard on Cadillac CTS Sedans

Cadillac introduces Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communications this month in the CTS performance sedan, beginning with 2017 interim model year cars in production now. V2V-equipped vehicles share information that can be used to alert drivers to upcoming potential hazards, laying the groundwork for a connected, safer future.

Cadillac’s V2V solution uses Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC) and GPS and can handle 1,000 messages per second from vehicles up to nearly 1,000 feet away. For example, when a car approaches an urban intersection, the technology scans the vicinity for other vehicles and tracks their positions, directions and speeds, warning the driver of potential hazards that might otherwise be invisible.

Read more at: http://media.cadillac.com/media/us/en/cadillac/news.detail.html/content/Pages/news/us/en/2017/mar/0309-v2v.html

ByDr. Hamid Menouar

Connected vehicles technology to be tested in Qatar next year

Doha News talks about our Connected Vehicles (v2X) pilot and its first phase deployment by late 2017:

Cars that “talk” to one another and exchange information about traffic accidents, congestion and other details will join Qatar’s roads as part of a pilot project next year.

The testing will hopefully lead to a commercial rollout of connected technology in Qatar vehicles by 2019, the project head told Doha News.

Continue reading the article at: http://dohanews.co/connected-vehicles-technology-to-be-tested-in-qatar-next-year 

ByDr. Hamid Menouar

Gulf Times talks about our project

Gulf Times talks about our Connected Vehicles (v2X) pilot and its first phase deployment by late 2017:

Qatar Mobility Innovation Centre (QMIC) will launch the pilot phase of the Connected Vehicle Technology (V2X) by late 2017, Gulf Times has learnt.
“QMIC is preparing for the deployment of the pilot phase of a national field operational test in Doha, by deploying around 30 to 50 equipped vehicles and 20 to 30 roadside units,” revealed Dr. Adnan Abu-Dayya, executive director and CEO, QMIC.

“We might carry out the pilot at Qatar University campus, which is a large area and has a big number of vehicles and people moving in and out. We might also look for a busy intersection or a street,” the official explained.

You can read more at: http://www.gulf-times.com/story/499817/QMIC-to-test-Connected-Vehicles-technology-next-ye


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Our team pioneers connected vehicles technology

An article by the theworldfolio about our R&D activities in the field of connected vehicles – the next generation of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) and road-safety:



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Round Table to discuss Connected and Autnonomous Vehicles: implications for Qatar and Region

In collaboration with Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) and University of Michigan,  QMIC organized a workshop on 7th of April, 2016 in Doha, Qatar to discuss together with the local stakeholders the implications of Connected and Autonomous vehicles for Qatar and the region.
The workshop has been attended by key local stakeholders.

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Leading Connected Vehicles in the Region

We are Leading in the Area of Connected Vehicles in Qatar and the Region

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Next Generation of ITS & Road Safety

Nany New Applications and Services to Come in the Near Future