Volkswagen Car-To-X Communication System Wins Euro NCAP AwardMarch 19, 2020
The Volkswagen Car-to-X communications system, or rather, the Local Hazard Warning, is the first technology to receive the Euro NCAP award for nearly 6 years.
The system is already installed in the basic equipment of the new Golf, and will also find its place in future models of the ID family. It allows cars to “communicate” not only with each other, but also with properly equipped road infrastructure and emergency vehicles.
Thanks to ITS-G5 technology, cars such as the Golf 8 can transmit signals to other vehicles if they break down or stop on the road in such a way that they pose a safety hazard.
In addition to transmitting warnings, vehicles equipped with this hazard warning system can also receive warning signals from drivers about any danger.
If the situation is not considered critical, signals for the driver are transmitted as simple information. However, if the distance decreases and the situation becomes critical, the information message in most cases is replaced by a warning – critical events will generate a warning even without any preliminary information.
However, the system begins to work only at a speed of more than 80 km / h, because it is then that the most serious accidents occur – on rural roads and highways.
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