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06/28/17
Wolfsburg
Technology

With the aim of increasing safety in road traffic, Volkswagen will enable vehicles to communicate with each other as from 2019

  • From 2019 on, Volkswagen will start fitting the first models with pWLAN technology
  • Information on traffic risks arising at short notice will be sent to other vehicles and the local environment within a few milliseconds

Connectivity between different vehicles as well as between vehicles and transport infrastructure in the vicinity is another important step towards connected motoring that aims to reduce road accidents or minimise their consequences. As from 2019, Volkswagen will therefore start fitting its first models with pWLAN as standard in order to serve as an additional communication technology for the exchange selected information relevant to traffic between cars made by different manufacturers. This will involve information being exchanged both between vehicles (car-to-car), as well as between vehicles and the transport infrastructure (car-to-X)*. This will, for example, enable information about the current traffic situation, accidents and other situations relating to traffic conditions to be shared with the local environment, within a radius of approx. 500 m, even faster than has been possible in the past.

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