10 things you should know about V2X

1. V2X can prevent accidents that no other sensor can: V2X is the only sensor that can detect obstructed or hidden objects. Most of the time, accidents are caused not by what we see, but by the surprises from what we don’t see. For example, a car bursting into an intersection, or noticing a bit too late that a car came to a stop ahead of us on a highway.

The role of V2X in vehicle automation – today and tomorrow

Rivers of ink have been used to write about Autonomous Vehicles and the revolution they will bring to our lives. Indeed, we are all waiting in excited expectation for this revolution and the new possibilities it will bring.

Probably the single most important benefit of vehicle automation is the expected improvement in safety; the combination of advanced sensors and tireless, reliable computing will reduce the number of accidents and with them, save countless lives.

Functional Safety for V2X

This video blog analyzes V2X from a functional safety perspective. It outlines the evolution of V2X and showcases three different safety use-cases in order to derive present and future functional safety requirements. In addition, functional safety design guidelines for V2X systems are discussed.

Behind the scenes of defining a company’s vision and mission

During the last couple of weeks, I had the honor to be part of an exciting and inspiring process – defining our company’s vision and mission statements. These kinds of discussions always involve so many perspectives – business, strategy, wishes, emotions, knowledge, numbers, etc. – and for me, as “the new girl in town”, who joined Autotalks six months ago as VP HR, it was a great opportunity to learn more about the company and to be a part of one of its meaningful moments.

V2X and cybersecurity type approval

A couple of weeks ago, a new United Nations regulation on vehicle cybersecurity was approved. UNECE WP.29 will make cybersecurity a prerequisite for the type approval of vehicles. Meaning, a vehicle can be sold only if proven to be cybersecure. The regulations are set to start implementation in the EU, Japan, and Korea in January 2021 and will reach full implementation by mid-2022.

Can V2X communication range be too long?

We’ve just released a new whitepaper measuring C-V2X communication range for different antenna installations. The results were so surprising that it costed me a beer. Who would imagine that two vehicles with a single antenna would hear each other more than 1.8km apart? Not me, but I was happy to lose that bet.