October 25, 2016 —
Vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications is the latest catchphrase to emerge in the connected-car market. As new subsets emerge – such as V2P (vehicle-to-pedestrian), V2D (vehicle-to-device), V2G (vehicle-to-grid), and others mature, V2V (vehicle-to-vehicle), V2I (vehicle-to-infrastructure) — they take on new functionality. Some call it version 2.0 of the connected car ecosystem – the next iteration beyond Wi-Fi.
Developments and refinement in technologies — such as collision warnings, adaptive cruise control, advanced driver assistance, location platforms, dedicated short-range communications, driving management systems and more — are all becoming integrated in this 2.0 platform.
Further, V2P and V2D will extend the autonomous car to the Smart-X infrastructure, which is considered the next real order of magnitude advancement for interaction between cars and cities, infrastructures, homes, etc. This level will facilitate functions such as safety alerts to pedestrians, emergency vehicle alerts, traffic signal priority, parking discovery and so on.