Bosch System Can Warn Drivers of Unseen Hazards
Germany– German auto supplier Bosch is developing smart-city technology that connects vehicles with infrastructure to provide safety alerts. As an example, roads in the future will communicate with vehicles and let them know when people are crossing, using vehicle-to-anything communications(V2X).
V2X is based on Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC), which is a short- to medium-range wireless standard that permits very high data-transmission rates. Simple cameras could register the presence of people in a crosswalk, and the intersection hardware can broadcast that information using DSRC to notify approaching cars of that fact. The cars would then flash a message to their drivers, and pre-charge their own automatic emergency braking systems, just in case.Communication can be two-way, with the cars transmitting information about their status, as well as receiving information from the roadway infrastructure. So cars can talk to other cars (Vehicle to Vehicle or V2V) as well as the infrastructure (V2I).