Volkswagen Cars Will Soon Be Able To Talk To Each Other

Volkswagen Cars Will Soon Be Able To Talk To Each Other
Automotive

Volkswagen will outfit all models with pWLAN technology by 2019

Matt Vitone
  • 30 june 2017

If connected cities are the future, then how our cars interact with each other to improve transportation will be of vital importance. Recognizing the ways in which IoT is impacting driving, Volkswagen announced this week that by 2019 all of its cars will come standard with pWLAN support, a wireless standard that enables “direct, non-proprietary inter-vehicle communication” between cars and infrastructure.

This will give Volkswagen cars the ability to exchange relevant transportation information at distances of up to 500 meters, allowing drivers to receive information about accidents, traffic jams, weather conditions and other driving hazards. pWLAN is an open standard, meaning that not only will Volkswagen cars be able to communicate with each other, but also with cars from other manufacturers that support the same technology.

Once police forces and emergency services are also equipped with pWLAN technology, it will be possible for drivers to receive advance information on how far away approaching emergency vehicles are and the direction they are traveling in–often long before the vehicle can be seen or heard.

In addition to this, transport infrastructure operators in Germany, the Netherlands and Austria have announced plans to equip trailers used to block off roadworks with pWLAN technology, in order to reduce the risks of rear-end collisions in the area of roadworks on motorways.

In its push towards automated and cooperative driving, Volkswagen is working on enabling other transport infrastructure components (e.g. traffic lights) and other road users to be integrated in future, in order to improve road traffic safety with the aid of pWLAN technology.

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If connected cities are the future, then how our cars interact with each other to improve transportation will be of vital importance. Recognizing the ways in which IoT is impacting driving, Volkswagen announced this week that by 2019 all of its cars will come standard with pWLAN support, a wireless standard that enables “direct, non-proprietary inter-vehicle communication” between cars and infrastructure.

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