Car2X-Safety: A precursor for cooperative road safety
The European Union sets the goal, to reduce the number of fatal injured people by fifty percent during next decade. Volkswagen as a high volume manufacturer has notably engaged oneself to support this goal as part of the Vision Zero. Beside the passive safety countermeasures which are still fundamental the active safety becomes more and more important. This requires an intelligent crosslinking between cars among one another and the infrastructure to capture critical situations.
Volkswagen has decided to equip their cars with pWLAN communication technology as standard starting with the first model series in 2019. The first function of Car2X-Safety will be the local hazard warning in collaboration with government agency, ministry of transport and partner in automotive and transportation industry.
In future cars will communicate among each other with Car2X-Technologie independent what kind of manufacturer and will improve the active safety systems using additional data information. The communication technology works like a 360° sensor which enables to look around edges and it delivers a lot of data to all participants surrounding area.
To realize the cooperative road safety as soon as possible the already tested pWLAN technology will be used. It was validated in several field tests and will be supported by a lot of car makers and transport infrastructure manufactures.