Audi, Navistar to enhance C-V2X technology in emergency vehicles and school buses

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Audi announced its partnership with Navistar — a US-based truck and bus manufacturer — to improve the potential safety-enhancing C-V2X technology in emergency vehicles and school buses made by the American truck brand.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What is C-V2X?

    C-V2X is a technology that allows smart cars to communicate with compatible vehicles and infrastructure around them.
  • How will Audi and Navistar improve emergency vehicle and school bus safety with the C-V2X technology?

    Through the said technology, both companies will allow bus drivers to receive visual and audible warnings of fast-approaching vehicles, while emergency vehicles get to send signals to other vehicles allowing them to safely pass through to save time.
  • C-V2X, or cellular vehicle-to-everything, is a connectivity platform that allows smart cars to communicate with compatible vehicles and infrastructure around them. The partnership between both companies will see the technology used for improved safety benefits and also pave the way toward automated driving through connectivity.

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    For Audi, this collaborative effort would warn Audi drivers of upcoming stopped school buses or directional notification of where an active emergency vehicle is approaching from. Meanwhile, for Navistar and IC Bus-branded vehicles, this alliance would help warn school bus or emergency vehicle drivers of fast-approaching vehicles at a school bus stop or intersections.

    These warnings, in the case of IC Bus school buses, would be in the form of both visual and audible alerts.

    “Audi and Navistar are both companies at the forefront of developing technological advancements to improve mobility in their respective vehicle segments, as well as leaders in the transition toward electrification and utilizing connectivity as we move toward an automated driving future that will provide greater mobility and safety for all,” read Audi’s press release.

    Both Audi and Navistar will also work with Applied Information and Traffic Control Corporation to research how to improve safety and driver information in school zones, school bus stops, and emergency vehicle situations.

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