What exactly is the V2X communications system for intelligent vehicles?

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The setting up of Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks (VANETs) involves the right combination of Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communications and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) communications. The perfect conjunction of both goes under the name of Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X). This is where the latest research really comes into its own, paving the way for the future of transport. Here we tell you more about this revolutionary system.

A system for interconnected vehicles

The V2X concept takes in communication technologies that, in the future, will enable automobiles to communicate with each other by means of various networks. They will do so through any network-connected device but there will also be an additional ad hoc option that facilitates network-free communication. This would be a particularly useful option whenever the network crashes, for example.

This is one of the crucial issues for the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA), which brings together automotive technology and telecommunications industries. This sector holds up the development and implementation of this communication system as a sine qua non of setting up the 5G network in the autonomous vehicles to be connected up in Europe.

Like any other advance this obviously calls for Europe-wide legislation and a stable regulatory context to work in. This would also include the bringing in of ITS-G5 technology, short-range communications to run in the designated 5.9 GHz frequency.

The European Commission, with the remit to debate these matters, set forth several principles to govern the development and implementation of communications of this type and other actions bound up with the cars of the future; these are:

guarantee the safety  of all users of these new technologies,

– establish total technological neutrality in regulating the spectrum of this waveband,

– ensure efficient use of the spectrum,

– bring in the 5G network in the long term, for the development of connected, cooperative and automated mobility.

The European Commission, INEA and platforms like C-ROADS are advocating the use of hybrid solutions based on 802.11p (ITS-G5) and available cellular technology (3G, 4G, 5G) and satellite technology to ensure the highest availability of possible services, with the idea of improving road safety and freeing up traffic flows on Community roads.

Furthermore, these new automotive and mobility technologies will help to cut down traffic-accident costs and congestion on the main thoroughfares between European Union countries. The knock-on effect will be increased road safety, freer-moving traffic and more efficient and ecofriendly journeys.

In short, we need to be geared up now for a forward-looking future in which V2X communications technologies, among others, will help to make roads and cars more intelligent, as we explain on our website. Check it out.

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