Telstra and Cohda Wireless successfully trial V2I technology over 4G

Telstra and Cohda Wireless have successfully trialled V2I technology over Telstra’s 4G network in South Australia for diverse applications that include alerting a driver to roadworks ahead or giving green light priority to high priority vehicles. Telstra and Cohda Wireless intend to trial V2V and Vehicle-to-Vulnerable (bicycles and pedestrians) technologies within the coming months.

automotive-smart-carTelstra and Cohda Wireless have successfully trialled Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) technology over Telstra’s 4G network in South Australia, as a first step in developing Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) technology. Telstra believes its 4G and future 5G networks can play a vital role in supporting the faster rollout of intelligent transport systems and V2X applications, making implementation of the technology cheaper and more efficient.

The applications evaluated in the trial included alerting a driver to roadworks ahead, giving green light priority to high priority vehicles, and testing optimal green light timing where the vehicle is informed of the optimal speed to approach a traffic light so that that they get a green light when they arrive, therefore allowing a more continuous flow of traffic.

Telstra and Cohda Wireless intend to trial Vehicle-to-Vehicle and Vehicle-to-Vulnerable (bicycles and pedestrians) technologies in South Australia within the coming months.

Telstra, Cohda Wireless and the South Australia Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure are all partners of the Australian Driverless Vehicle Initiative (ADVI), a partnership of government, industry and academic partners working collaboratively to research, investigate and help inform the development of robust national policy, legislation, regulation and operational procedures and processes to bring driverless vehicles safely and successfully to Australian roads.


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