We Need to Talk: V2X Promises to Prevent Crashes by Getting Vehicles to Talk to Each Other and Their Surroundings – But Standardization and Technological Issues Need to be Addressed to Maximize the Potential

This article brings readers up-to-date on advances in vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I), together called V2X, and explores issues that need to be resolved before these technologies move from testing to mainstream application. Topics covered include the competing communication channels (IEEE 802.11p, which is a dedicated short-range communication or DSRC, and mobile internet); Mercedes-Benz’ latest V2X system; the need for cooperation between automobile original equipment manufacturers (OEMs); developing cooperative intelligent transportation systems in Europe; the interplay of V2X and active safety systems and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS); concerns about the lack of precision in GPS when used in ADAS settings; the use of V2X for autonomous platooning; and the use of V2X for emergency services. One sidebar presents brief comments from three leaders in the field on this topic: Dr. Alan Stevens (UK’s Transport Research Laboratory); Dr. Christoph Sommer (University of Paderborn, Germany); and Niels Peter Skov Andersen (Car 2 Car Communication Consortium).


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  • Accession Number: 01602531
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 24 2016 7:23AM