Ford to launch new wireless tech for cars starting 2022
Ford Motor Co plans to roll out a wireless technology for its new vehicle models in the United States, starting 2022, that will allow direct communication between connected devices.
The new technology called C-V2X, or cellular vehicle-to-everything, would augment sensors used in self-driving cars making the vehicle’s view from radars and cameras more comprehensive, according to Reuters.
“C-V2X could complement these systems in ways similar to how our sense of hearing complements our vision,” said Don Butler, executive director for Ford’s connected vehicle platform.
Ford said in November it expects to launch self-driving vehicles for sale by 2021, when a new vehicle architecture designed specifically for autonomous systems is expected to be ready.