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Ford Takes Part in Four Layers Interoperability C-V2X Demo

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Ford four layers interoperability C-V2X demo
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Ford teamed with partners this week to participate in a demonstration of “four layers” interoperability of C-V2X technology. Aimed at showing the security and functionality of cellular vehicle-to-everything technology, the demo took place over the course of three days at the Shanghai Automobile Exhibition Center.

The four layers of interoperability are cross different vehicles, cross chipset modules, cross terminals, and cross communications security systems. The latter is the latest addition, building on the three layers demonstrated by Ford and other companies in Shanghai last year.

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Among Ford’s contribution to the demonstration was its Green Light Optimized Speed Advisory and Red Light Violation Warning. The latter leverages information from the grid as well as vehicle speed to provide drivers with an optimal speed that will allow them to spend less time at red lights. That latter notifies drivers if they are driving in a way that puts them at risk of running a red light.

“C-V2X will live up to its full potential when enough vehicles and city infrastructure take advantage of it. We are dedicated to working together with the industry and government agencies to promote the development and deployment of C-V2X in China, contributing to establishment of industry standards in C-V2X communication security solutions. This helps us deliver on our vision of ‘smart vehicles for a smart world,’” said Robert Hou, vice president, information technology and mobility platforms and products, Ford China.

Ford plans to launch vehicle-to-infrastructure technologies with SYNC+ sometime next year, and it has committed to becoming the first automaker to launch a C-V2X-equipped vehicle in China by 2021.

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