Ford Motor Co. made a huge commitment to the future of mobility at the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas. The carmaker announced that it will outfit all of its models, starting in 2022, with cellular to everything (or C-V2X) technology.
The technology will help vehicles communicate not only vehicle-to-vehicle but vehicle to structures as well.
“Ford believes C-V2X will enable our cars and cities of the future to share fast, safe, and secure communications. Sharing mobility data amongst communities can help unclog streets and open up curb space, while communications between vehicles and city infrastructure can help optimize traffic flow,” the carmaker said in a press release. “Imagine sitting in a vehicle and having the one in front send an alert about a road hazard that’s forcing it to make a sudden movement, giving your vehicle a chance to adjust its positioning safely. Consider the benefits of having a stoplight along your commute that sends you an alert about stopped traffic, giving you time to reroute and emergency vehicles a clear path to the accident ahead.”
Ford is working with partner Qualcomm on the project and the system would be based on 5G technology.