Ford Moves Forward With C-V2X

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As technology advances, so do our vehicles. Ford aims to continue to be at the front of the pack using its newly developed C-V2X, or cellular vehicle-to-everything, technology. As the name implies, it will allow your Ford vehicle to communicate with any other devices on the network to assist with driving tasks and facilitate communication.

Expanding on the already extensive suite of advanced radars, cameras, and sensors that Ford vehicles are already equipped with, C-V2X will coordinate all of these systems into a cohesive whole. This collaborative system will be able to alert the driver of changing situations on the road ahead, even when they aren’t immediately visible. This will be possible by using the all new 5G network  infrastructure being built throughout the country.

To achieve the immediate communication necessary to have this kind of relevant information quickly, the C-V2X feature will connect directly with other devices and vehicles. This will be possible on the 5G network, a change from older networks that had to connect to a cellular network tower and then route to other devices on the network.

The applications of such a service are endless. As an example, a vehicle could communicate with a traffic light and alert the driver as to the time remaining before a light change. At four way stops, it will allow the vehicles to communicate who has right of way. It can detect accidents further along the projected route, and adjust to avoid the traffic caused by the situation.

By the end of 2019, Ford hopes to begin including this feature in each of its U.S. models. Using the C-V2X as a launching point, Ford hopes to include self-driving consumer vehicle options by 2021.

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