Denso to begin Vehicle-to-Vehicle and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Technology field tests in China
Denso in collaboration with Tongji University (Shanghai) will begin testing vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2X) technology on public roads in Taicang, Jiangsu Province, China on March 22, 2012. While this is DENSO’s first V2X technology field test on public roads in China, the company has been conducting field tests in Japan, the United States and Europe for the past several years. V2X technology will be used to wirelessly communicate the vehicle position and speed of emergency vehicles – like ambulances and fire engines – to the surrounding vehicles and roadside infrastructure.
When an emergency vehicle is approaching, the technology will change the traffic light at intersections and alert surrounding vehicles to switch lanes. The experiments are intended to give the right of way to authority vehicles in case of emergency and to help prevent vehicle collisions. DENSO has been globally researching and developing V2X technology since 2003.DENSO is globally committed to helping bring V2X technology to market in an effort to greatly improve safety, improve traffic flow and reduce CO2 emissions.