Audi and two partners, Applied Information and Temple Inc. together are working on a technology i.e. cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X). It is a safety technology to keep school children safe. The technology will alert the driver in school zones and near the school bus using the 5.9 GHz cellular network.
The system is in its early phases of testing and will be done in two phases in Alpharetta and Georgia. The first phase is to warn drivers as they approach the school zone and alert about the speed limit where children are present. The second phase is to warn drivers when they are approaching a school bus and indicate no passing is allowed. The project is expected to be completed by mid-2021.
C-V2X uses the cellular network to create a connection between vehicles and infrastructure. Audi e-Tron modified vehicles will implement this technology to bring its customers in future vehicle generations. The e-Tron would connect to the local network and display information transmitted by the school board and buses.
With the advanced technology in Audi vehicles, the future will be safer for school children and car drivers.