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).
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.
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.
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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.
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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
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.
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:
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.