The program is developed in partnership with Come, a Chinese high-tech company specialized in the development and production of information systems equipment, which played a key role in the global standardization of technologies 3G and 4G and now it does the same in technology 5G.
Considered the future of advanced connectivity, C-V2X technology can improve traffic safety and efficiency by supporting autonomous driving around the world. It expands the vehicle's ability to see, hear and understand the environment, including blind intersections and bad weather conditions. In this way, it enables vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists to collaborate and respond more efficiently in dangerous situations.
Testing began in late 2017 at the National Intelligent Vehicle Pilot Zone in Shanghai, China's first connected vehicle demonstration area. This program builds on Datang's extensive work in creating LTE-V2X technology, which is the first phase of C-V2X technology, and Ford's expertise in connected vehicles.
The tests followed the standards of the 5G Automobile Association (5GAA), a body that brings together the telecommunications and automotive industries for the development of the mobility solutions of the future.
With V-C2X technologies it will be possible, for example, to give safety alerts and information in real time to the driver to optimize traffic flow.