telangana: From the lab to the road: Telangana is ready for a real-time V2X test drive | Hyderabad News

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HYDERABAD: With Vehicle to Everything (V2X) promising to warn vehicles of obstacles that cameras and radars cannot detect, joint Suzuki Group and IITH research project ensures safer and smoother driving with quick alerts on pedestrians, while communicating with traffic lights.

The key advantage of this V2X communication technology is that it can connect a vehicle to another vehicle (V2V), to a pedestrian (V2P), to a network (V2N) or even to an infrastructure (V2I), even when ‘They’re not visible, like when they’re around the corner or in case there’s another car or building in between,’ said Tarun Aggarwal, R&D Executive Director, Maruti Suzuki.
Pointing out that V2X technology works over shorter distances of around 1 km and uses a frequency band of 55 MHz to 59.25 MHz, Aggarwal said a real scenario is still many years away as it would require an ecosystem comprehensive set of appropriate telecommunications infrastructure, road infrastructure, traffic management systems and rules as well as driver training, among others.
He said that the first stage was the development of use cases, then the implementation of an alarm or alert system for the driver and the next stage would be the advanced driver assistance systems ( ADAS). “V2X is a futuristic technology that is evolving and being developed, tested and studied even in advanced countries like Europe and Japan,” he added.
Prototype vehicles, which have been fitted with V2X devices manufactured by US companies such as Soar Robotics and benefit from software and hardware support from Capgemini. Other collaborators include Oxford University, Boinc and Max Planck.
Telangana Chief Industries and IT Secretary Jayesh Ranjan said that at the start of the experiment in Hyderabad, Telangana government would be happy to help them conduct a real trial over a period of 3 to 6 month on one of the city’s streets, where around 100 regular commuters, pedestrians, and even hospital ambulances can be motivated to volunteer to carry these V2X devices on their commute. “We need to replicate it on a real street with real people to show the belief that this is an important project,” Ranjan said.

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