Extra Connectivity Means Smoother Rides

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Ford is developing a new collection of technological advancements for its fleet. Known as C-V2X, or cellular vehicle-to-everything, these new features will allow vehicles to communicate directly with not only other equipped vehicles on the road, but also traffic lights and pedestrian devices as well.


Utilizing a complete set of advanced sensors, radars, and cameras, vehicles with C-V2X will be able to alert the driver to changing road conditions on the fly. This makes sure that all vehicles in the network are aware and communicating effectively. In order to facilitate the rapid communication required to make this service possible, all equipped vehicles will operate on a 5G network.


On this network, C-V2X enabled devices will be able to directly communicate without having to first go through a cellular tower, the way most cellular communication travels today. With minimal delay, your vehicle will be able to respond to changing conditions in real time.


These conditions can range from a four-way stop to figure out which vehicle has right of way, to sensing a traffic jam or collision farther along your route and directing you along a faster path. As more devices like vehicles, traffic lights, and other digital tools are connected to the 5G network, the faster and more effective and efficient the tool will become.


Ford’s goal is to begin implementation in every U.S. model by the end of 2019. With the C-V2X as a basis, it then plans to launch self-driving vehicle options for consumer use by the end of 2021. Ford once again proves itself as a leader of technology and efficiency on the road.


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