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New wi-fi standard for vehicle-to-vehicle communication

A new wi-fi standard for vehicle-to-vehicle communication is to reduce the number of traffic accidents involving agricultural machinery.

Cema, the European Agricultural Machinery Assocation, says the European Commission has determined a new wi-fi standard for vehicle-to-vehicle communication. A big step towards vehicle safety and “smart mobility”, says Cema.

Seamless communication between vehicles

The wi-fi standard IEEE 802.11P has proven to work well and is to provide a seamless communication between vehicles. The development of the so-called Cooperative Intelligent System is really taking off, within that project agricultural machinery is playing a big role.

Cema fully supports the initiative, since, according to the organisation, the new wi-fi standard will make it possible for agricultural vehicles to communicate with other vehicles on the road, such as cars and trucks.

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The new wi-fi standard will make it possible for agricultural vehicles to communicate with other vehicles on the road, such as passenger cars, in order to avoid accidents. - Photo: Peter Roek
The new wi-fi standard will make it possible for agricultural vehicles to communicate with other vehicles on the road, such as passenger cars, in order to avoid accidents. - Photo: Peter Roek

Etsi pilot project

Etsi, the institute for standardisation, already initiated a pilot project in 2018, which proved that communication between tractors and passenger cars is possible. The idea is that a tractor or large harvesting machine sends out an automated warning signal towards approaching cars. That way, the driver in the passenger car knows that a large machine is approaching, and he or she can slow down in time. The goal is to decrease the number of traffic accidents involving agricultural machinery.

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