Volkswagen to lead in vehicle-to-infrastructure tech

Volkswagen to lead in vehicle-to-infrastructure tech

Volkswagen commits to new tech

The German car giants, Volkswagen, say they have no intention of getting left behind when it comes to autonomous vehicles and future vehicle communication technologies.

Volkswagen announced today that it would fit all its vehicles with pWLAN communication technology as standard from 2019.

The pWLAN system allows vehicles to connect to and communicate with other vehicles and road infrastructure, such as traffic signals, within a 500-metre radius.

They say the move will help reduce road accidents.

The Volkswagen Group is no stranger to forward-thinking, sub-brand Audi pioneered a clever integrated communications system in 2014 that works to get you more green lights.

Johannes Neft, Head of Vehicle Body Development at Volkswagen, says the pWLAN system will provide for safer travel with less congestion.

“We want to increase road safety with the aid of networked vehicles, and the most efficient way of achieving this is through the rapid roll-out of a common technology,”

“What matters most is that the technology is used consistently, and by as many manufacturers and partners as possible.”

We’ll keep you updated as further news on car and vehicle connectivity comes to hand and you can stay up to date with the latest from Volkswagen here.

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