As the automotive industry increases its support of safety initiatives such as
Vision Zero, the need for a robust V2X solution continues to grow. Evidence
can be seen from increased deployment in production vehicles and road
infrastructure and the many trials taking place across Europe.
Connected, safe driving is poised to make a real and positive impact. The
transformation in Europe from traditional ITS to C-ITS is well underway, with
major car OEMS like Volkswagen demonstrating their belief in the value of V2X.
For this transformation to be successful, it is essential that the entire
industry adopt one common, stable, mature and proven V2X technology. This is
happening in Europe with Wi-Fi based DSRC technology, also known as ITS-G5 or
802.11p. Here are some of the latest examples:
V2X Becoming Mainstream in Volkswagen Vehicles
Following the Volkswagen Golf 8, launched in Oct 2019, the latest ID. electric
series of Volkswagen cars are equipped with DSRC-based V2X technology. Every
one of its 8th generation Golf and ID. vehicles are enabled with V2X
connectivity on standard models. This is the largest global implementation of
V2X in production cars and a huge step forward towards Vision Zero.