INTERVIEW – “The key role of policymakers is in making sure there are clear guidelines for the mass adoption of V2X technology,” says Yaniv Sulkes, vice-president of business development and marketing, Autotalks
Autotalks expects different V2X communication standards will be deployed in different regions, with a single standard per region
Automakers are increasingly focusing on vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication technology, which connects a vehicle with other vehicles, roadside infrastructure and other road users such as pedestrians and cyclists, to enhance safety for vehicle occupants and road users. The technology has significant potential to reduce road accidents and help manage traffic flow better in urban areas, which in turn could contribute to better fuel economy and less vehicular emissions. V2X is also seen as key enabler for fully autonomous driving. Some automakers, such as Volkswagen (VW), Toyota and General Motors (GM), have already disclosed plan to equip their vehicles with V2X technologies as early as next year. This is expected to create demand for V2X solutions such as chipsets, roadside units and software.