30 Jun '17, 8am

Volkswagen plans car-to-car communication for 2019

Volkswagen plans car-to-car communication for 2019

Volkswagen plans to have most of its cars with the pWLAN (IEEE 802.11p) wireless connectivity standard by 2019. The system, which has been adopted by the automotive industry for non-proprietary, inter-vehicle communication as well as between vehicles and transport infrastructure will be supported by some of its models as standard, in addition to mobile phone connectivity. “We want to increase road safety with the aid of networked vehicles, and the most efficient way of achieving this is through the rapid roll-out of a common technology. What matters most is that the technology is used consistently, and by as many manufacturers and partners as possible,” said Johannes Neft, head of vehicle body development for Volkswagen. Scheduled for launch in 2019, the technology aims to help detect hazards such as a nearby car making an emergency stop, or black ice on the road. This inf...

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