Harman launches New Dual-Mode V2X System to Improve Automotive Safety
Harman International unveiled a new Dual-Mode V2X system, aimed at enhancing automotive safety.
The flexible telematics system features both software and hardware and taps into DSRC and cellular 5G Vehicle-to-Everything C-V2X networks.
V2X communication refers to the compatible transfer of data between a connected vehicle and its surroundings, including other vehicles on the roadway, infrastructure and even pedestrians.
Currently, there are two standards that support this communication: DSRC, which is based on Wireless LAN-like technology, and C-V2X, which is part of the 5G mobile network standard. However, the availability of both DSRC and C-V2X varies by region and can cause significant guesswork for automakers looking to launch V2X features.
With the development of Harman’s Dual-Mode V2X system automakers can now leverage over-the-air commands to select which of the two standards will be implemented on each vehicle. As a result, this technology offers a cost effective solution for automakers by eliminating compliance guesswork while improving road safety and enhancing overall user experience.