The role of connectivity in self-driving vehicles

05 December 2015
Report type: Research Note
Author(s): Jeremy Green
Keywords: M2M, machine-to-machine, IoT, Internet of Things, LTE Advanced, vehicle-to-vehicle, V2X, DSRC, self-driving, autonomous vehicle, car
Number of Pages: 7

Most carmakers, and some outsiders with designs on the automotive space, are working towards autonomous vehicles. But it remains to be seen how, and how far, the self-driving capabilities of such vehicles will depend on data communications with other vehicles, road users and road infrastructure.

This Research Note examines the positions taken by the key actors in this area and considers the likely medium-term outcomes for carmakers and others.

Keywords: LTE Advanced, vehicle-to-vehicle, V2X, DSRC, self-driving, autonomous vehicle

Companies featured in this report: Google, Hyundai, Ericsson, Vodafone, Daimler, MAN, Volkswagen, TomTom, Bosch, General Motors, Cisco

 

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