Audi’s new technologies will make roads saferSeptember 30, 2020
The connection between the Audi car and the infrastructure is becoming more and more intelligent.
Earlier this year, Audi announced that it would begin testing new technology with applications that save and improve people’s lives. Audi’s car-to-car (V2V) and car-to-infrastructure (V2I) life-enhancing communication functions already exist as the Audi Traffic Light Information system. This only works in some cities, but the system can pinpoint exactly when the traffic light turns green and suggest the speed at which you will drive through all intersections before the signal changes to red.
With the help of the Virginia Department of Transportation and Qualcomm, Audi will introduce a new feature for its all-in-one (C-V2X) cellular technology, which is designed to make road construction areas safer. Using the 5.9 GHz wireless band, your Audi can now warn you of approaching construction areas so you can move around safely.
Suppose you are driving a 2021 Audi Q8 equipped with a Qualcomm C-V2X platform and approaching a construction site on the highway. If roadside personnel wear vests equipped with the same V-V2X technology, the Q8 can send several different signals to the Virtual Cockpit display, warning the driver before the construction area reaches their line of sight.
“Deploying the C-V2X in the Virginia Intelligent Road Corridor allows a new generation of vehicles capable of communicating not only through cell towers, but also directly to roadside infrastructure and vulnerable road users. Today’s milestone will allow Audi to accelerate the introduction of innovative uses that can increase driver confidence on the road by warning – and in the future taking autonomous action – in the event of an impending collision or even traffic violation, “said Pom Malhotra, Director of Connected Services Audi America.
Audi believes that this technology has many features that some have not even thought about. The application of this technology in the United States will require some assistance from the state government and local authorities, but by working with local road services, Audi is confident that it will be able to expand its C-V2X package to make roads safer.
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