Global trends 2019 – Vehicle to everything (V2X)
Connected technology is getting into more and more aspects of today’s living. After home automation, vehicle-to-everything is the next emerging trend to watch.
Vehicle-to-everything (V2X) is paving the way for connected cars and future fully automated driving. It is the future of the transportation communication system in which all vehicles and infrastructure interconnect with each other – traffic flow, motor vehicles, and other road users. V2X enables better automated piloting and intelligent traffic control by providing real-time information on speed, route, acceleration, and other driving factors.
There are two main benefits to expect:
- Accident-free driving
V2X technologies enable vehicles to automatically pass along messages regarding road conditions, traffic flow and obstacles, before they appear in the driver’s visual range.
- More efficient transportation
V2X technologies help drivers or automated vehicles to optimise speed and reduce fuel wastage. As vehicles are connected to the transportation infrastructure, they can give suggestions to drivers to re-route in case of traffic, reducing congestion and enhancing the travel experience.
Why is this interesting?
To make V2X a reality, large numbers of connected devices and good content caching technologies are needed. But huge technology-driven innovations are still necessary to create fully V2X capable vehicles.
The transition period for V2X vehicles could be a challenge, as V2X vehicles will need to co-exist with non-V2X vehicles until consumers are fully confident and comfortable with the technology.
Auto-makers need to keep operations running smoothly while driving innovations in ways that still engage and excite their consumers.
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