Innovation and new technologies are ushering in a new era of smart transportation, with a focus on enhanced safety, efficiency and connected-in car experience.
Imagine you are driving around the city, and your car helps you identify and navigate to the nearest available parking spot or notifies you to slow down after predicting possible collisions at blind spots. Today, smart cars, equipped with modern-day technologies, can sense and analyze their surroundings, communicate with mobility users, and warn against potential collisions, vulnerable road users (VRUs), inclement weather, and other road hazards.
Cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) is one such modern-day technology that has attracted global attention recently given its ability to predict possibilities around mobility safety and efficiency. It is an advanced wireless technology that enables vehicles to stay connected on the go and communicate with virtually everything around them, including other vehicles (V2V), roadside infrastructure (V2I), pedestrians (V2P), the network (V2N) and the cloud (V2C).
Vehicles embedded with C-V2X technology can proactively communicate with other vehicles and roadside infrastructure (such as traffic signals, signs and light poles) and provide us vital real-time updates on traffic movement, road condition, speed limit and weather, among others. These functionalities help predict movement and generate active alerts to avoid possible collisions while reducing traffic congestion and improving mobility on the road. Armed with advanced mobile network infrastructures, C-V2X can improve drivers’ situational awareness of upcoming hazards and VRUs even in low-visibility conditions, around corners and in non-line-of-sight scenarios.
Today, China has emerged as the global face of C-V2X technology, backed by a nationalized strategy for internet of vehicles, while its counterparts continue to debate over DSRC and C-V2X. The country expects 50% of new cars to have C-V2X pre-installed by 2025.
Our latest white paper, ‘What China Knows About C-V2X That US Companies and Governments Need to Find Out,’ sheds light on China’s industry-leading initiatives around C-V2X technology to ensure enhanced mobility safety and efficiency on its roads. Click here to download the white paper.
During HARMAN’s recent webinar, ‘China is Leading the C-V2X Communication Race! What Do Other Markets, such as the US, Need to Know Now?’ our expert Ravi Puvvala discussed the global C-V2X communication landscape and the infrastructure driving it. Other industry specialists and influential voices in this space—Jim Misener from Qualcomm and Roger Lanctot from Strategy Analytics—joined the discussion. Click here to download the Q&A document from the webinar.