Vodafone head of the 5G for the automotive industry: four projects in Italy

Vodafone head of the 5G in the automotive world, presenting a series of projects to show the possibilities of interconnection between vehicles, people and infrastructure made possible by the use of the technology for 5G, which Vodafone has already launched in five Italian cities – Milan, Turin, Bologna, Rome and Naples – and then expand to 50 centers between 2020 and 2021.

“5g will create a new way to move: safer, more comfortable and more eco-friendly – explained the ceo of Vodafone Italy Aldo Bisio -. The ecosystem that we are building will ensure that we will have a more fluid traffic and journey times faster. Accordingly, the emissions will decrease significantly, from 20% to 40%, in addition to the accident”. This is due to the reactivity with which the systems can respond to emergencies, thanks to the rapidt√† of technology 5G.

What is, however, the state of the art in the application of technology 5G the automotive field? “We are still in the experimental stage , “explains Bisio – and I think there is so much to do, but soon we will emerge from laboratories and start to go on the roads with test. I believe that it will take between 5 and 6 years to see something really mass-market.

Entering in the detail of the four projects presented by Vodafone, the Urban Cross Traffic Cooperative takes advantage of the communication V2V – vehicle-to-vehicle – and V2! – vehicle-to-infrastructure – to enhance the vision range of the security systems and avoid car collisions at intersections.

See-Through, however, you need communication V2V to transmit images in real time between cars and thus allow the increase of the radius of vision of the driver when the visibility is obstructed, preventing accidents especially when overtaking. Highway Chauffeur takes the free V2V to exchange information on the position and speed of vehicles traveling on a lane, in order to maintain the ideal safety distance depending on the traffic.

Intelligent Speed Adaptation and Control, finally, has been developed in partnership with ENI Fuel to share, through communication V2V and I2V, data on the ecosystem of the road around the vehicle. Let’s talk about information regarding, for example, dangerous curves, speed limits, or work in progress, but also of elements identified by high-performance cars, such as the conditions of the road surface. These allow you to modulate to a result of the speed with which it proceeds