The emergence of DSRC-based Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) communications increases the level of certainty regarding a vehicle’s surroundings, and serves as an enabler for autonomous driving.
DSRC-based V2X is essential for safe and efficient Autonomous Driving:
Accurate vehicle information: Vehicle sensors are estimating vehicle data. Only DSRC can provide
accurate speed, heading, status of brake pedal, and more.
Sensing of obstructed objects: V2X communication alerts the autonomous vehicle about objects
it cannot directly see (non-line-of-sight), which is vital for safety and facilitates better decisions
by the robot car.
Works in any environmental conditions: While fog and sun glare limit the performance of certain
sensors, DSRC-based V2X is a highly reliable sensor in any weather or lighting conditions.
Traffic light state and timing: Traffic efficiency is enhanced using DSRC. Vehicles obtain the
traffic light green signal cycle for optimizing their arrival, and traffic lights may even adjust based on
For more details, please refer to the V2X Communication for Autonomous Driving Technical Brief and watch how autonomous vehicles will share our roads here!