In order to make driving more safe, Audi in its American vicinity, is trying to be more cautious while driving in the school zones. Reportedly, the car manufacturer has partnered with Qualcomm Technologies, Commsignia, Applied Information, Blue Bird, the Fulton County School System, the city of Alpharetta, Georgia and Temple. This partnership is designated to prevent more than 25,000 injuries and 100 fatalities which occur in and around school zones.
The technology which shall work behind this initiative is; Cellular Vehicle-To-Everything (C-V2X) technology. This technology helps vehicles to communicate with nearby surroundings via cellular signals. Enabling C-V2X communication system allows a vehicle to notify a safety message in every 100 milliseconds. This notification is displayed taking into consideration things like topography, time for school zones and indirect cell tower communications.
This initiative is in its initial phase where it is being practiced within the premises of Fulton County School System in US’ Georgia. Audi along with other tech companies have made an infrastructure which is equipped with the new C-V2X system. As per sources, the testing ground is about 78.5-square mile, along with 130 connected traffic signals which are connected via LTE and 5G connection.