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Connected city infrastructure revolutionize urban safety, maintenance and traffic flow. Smart cities are optimized with vehicle-to-everything (V2X) capabilities, enabling vehicles to communicate directly with traffic sensors and connected devices. These technologies will lay the foundation for smarter vehicle capabilities and infrastructure maintenance. Sensors for vehicle and object detection, along with vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I), mapping and localization technologies will reduce fatal collisions and enhance safety at road intersections.
Several projects in this field have been accelerated in China recently. Datang Gohigh (GOHIGH), a high-tech enterprise offering data network technologies, and NavInfo, a location-based service provider, will jointly develop applications and core technologies relating to vehicle-road collaboration, intelligent connectivity and smart traffic. The companies will make joint efforts to implement such technologies and applications as high-definition map and positioning, C-V2X (cellular vehicle-to-everything) application, AI applications in IoV (Internet of Vehicles)-related scenarios like urban roads, expressways and smart industrial parks.
They will team up on developing the autonomous driving and intelligent connectivity solutions and promoting the scale implementation of C-V2X-based projects, as reported by autonews.gasgoo.com.
Ford Motor’s China branch will begin testing the V2I (Vehicle-to-Infrastructure) function based on C-V2X (cellular vehicle-to-everything) technology. The function is set to be launched to car owners for trial use at the end of this year through OTA updates of the SYNC+, Ford’s in-vehicle communications and infotainment system.