V2X Deployment Strategies and Smart Cities Business Model Paradigms

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By Dominique Bonte | 2Q 2017 | IN-4614


V2X Gaining Momentum


After having languished for more than a decade, Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I)—collectively referred to as V2X—are finally gaining momentum as illustrated by a growing number of initiatives and product launches:

  • The emergence of cellular V2X, and 5G in the future, promoted by the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA)
  • Car OEMs launching car models with embedded V2V modules, GM (U.S.: Cadillac) and Toyota (ITS Connect, Japan: Prius, Lexus RX, Toyota Crown)
  • V2V mandate in the U.S. being prepared
  • An increasing number of V2X trials being conducted across the globe (U.S., Europe, and Asia)
  • Roadside infrastructure for V2I applications planned or deployed in countries like Japan and China

The benefits of V2X in terms of non-line-of-sight, medium range visibility, collective perception, and cooperative mobility are now more widely understood and acknowledged, especially as it relates to its role in active safety, in combination with ADAS, to provide the reliability and robustness needed for level 4/5 automation. At…

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