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

11-06-2019 | |
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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.

Karsten
Bob Karsten Editor for TREKKER magazine