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Volkswagen will equip their cars with V2V pWLAN by 2019

Volkswagen will equip their cars with V2V pWLAN by 2019
CarTrade Editorial Team CarTrade Editorial Team Wednesday 05 July 2017, 12:25 PM

German manufacturer, Volkswagen, is all set to equip their car with a technology which will allow them to communicate with other cars on the road and the surrounding infrastructure. The cars will be equipped with Volkswagen’s dedicated V2V (Vehicle-to-vehicle) technology and the manufacturer will bring it to market by 2019.

 

Using pWLAN technology, Volkswagen says the cars will immediately share and receive information about traffic situations in a few milliseconds from the local environment within a radius of about 500m. This is faster than has been possible in the past.

The technology itself doesn't rely on data stored centrally, which means there is no on-going data cost—everything is local to the car and cellular network coverage is not needed. Transport infrastructure operators in Germany, the Netherlands and Austria have also announced plans to add this technology to equipment used to block roads, which would allow motorists to know of impending road works and lane closures well ahead of time.

 

The company plans to introduce pWLAN technology as standard in its vehicles and in addition to mobile phone connectivity, Volkswagen also emphasised that it was working with relevant partners to find ways to ensure that all data involved is protected.

 

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