Connected and semi‑autonomous vehicles are already on our streets. 23.2 million vehicles with secure connected technology are forecast to ship in 2020. This isn’t sci‑fi: this is now. And it’s just the beginning.
By 2025, there will be more than 400 million vehicles with adaptive cruise control, 7.7 million truck platoons, and a worldwide market for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) worth nearly $220 billion.
None of this would be possible without state‑of‑the‑art positioning systems, tightly integrated with exceptionally robust vehicle‑to‑everything (V2X) communication systems.
Read on to discover how this technology is making journeys safer, more efficient, and more reliable.
Advanced V2X communication systems are bringing truly revolutionary changes to our roads.
Centralized systems will use live data to direct drivers away from congested areas, minimizing journey times. Trucks, buses, and other vehicles will link together and drive as platoons, saving fuel and optimizing traffic flow.
Fleet managers and car manufacturers will use V2X capabilities to collect and analyze data from their vehicles, enabling them to spot potential problems before they affect safety or reliability.
And once you’ve got V2X communication, just imagine how you could use augmented reality, passenger entertainment systems, and more to transform future journeys.
Ever more autonomous vehicles
Vehicle autonomy is also progressing rapidly. Cars that park themselves are already here, and tests of fully autonomous vehicles are well underway.
Once again, it’s V2X communication, combined with lane‑level location sensors, that is paving the way towards this safer, more reliable future on our roads.
Making it safe and secure
With people’s lives at stake, this newly connected automotive world needs to be completely secure at every level, from the individual components up to the full ecosystem. Are the V2X communication links correctly locked down? Is the data protected against manipulation? And can the systems react quickly and reliably enough in emergencies?
The products and design assistance you need
u‑blox offers the cutting‑edge communication and location‑sensing components alongside the experience and design expertise you need to create safe and efficient automotive systems for tomorrow’s roads.