Toyota to launch 'talking' vehicles in US by 2021

AP FILE

AP FILE

DSRC transmissions enable vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications-collectively known as V2X. The data is broadcast up to 10 times a second to nearby vehicles, which can identify risks and provide warnings to avoid imminent crashes, especially at intersections.

The communication system will also enable the transmission of real-time information to drivers, such as potential hazards, slow or non-moving vehicles ahead, signals, signs, and road conditions that may be hard to see. This enables the vehicles to eschew cellular data charges and since the technology is based on industry standards, Toyota and Lexus models will be able to communicate with vehicles produced by other automakers. However, Toyota has now deployed its own technology in more than 100,000 vehicles in its native Japan since 2015.

Over the past 13 years, Toyota has collaborated with other automakers, infrastructure organizations and the US Department of Transportation to develop DSRC V2X communication technologies. Toyota will be hoping that standard is eventually the one it already operates and that other markets will then follow suit.

In 2016, the Obama administration has proposed requiring the technology and giving automakers at least four years to comply, said Reuters. The proposal is for all auto manufacturers to have a common language and a standardized system, the way we have Bluetooth.

DSRC will communicate using seven channels of the 5.9 GHz spectrum band that has been allocated for Intelligent Transportation Systems.

According to Reuters, communications systems between vehicles have been tested by United States carmakers for over a decade now.

More news: Minnesota Wild wins to inch closer
More news: United States to hit Russian Federation with new sanctions after Syria airstrike, Haley says
More news: The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS)

In 2017, General Motors began offering vehicle-to-vehicle technologies on its Cadillac CTS model, but it is now the only commercially available vehicle with the system.

Previous year the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimated that the regulation could eventually cost between US$135 and US$300 per new vehicle, or up to US$5 billion annually.

"We need to make a technology choice when there's no regulatory requirement in place", said John Kenney, director of networking research at the Toyota InfoTechnology Center in California. "Today, 92 percent of all Toyota and Lexus vehicles sold in the US have Toyota Safety Sense or Lexus Safety System + with AEB standard, and other automakers' deployment of this life-saving technology is accelerating, three years ahead of the 2022 industry target".

V2V technology, if in widespread use, might work in tandem with the sensors that allow automated vehicles to scan the roadways, adding a layer of redundancy.

However, the push for V2V communications has stalled under the Trump administration.

Recommended News

  • Constand Denies Defense Claim She Plotted to Extort Cosby

    Constand Denies Defense Claim She Plotted to Extort Cosby

    Cosby , 80, has said their sex was consensual, and has pleaded not guilty to three charges of aggravated indecent assault. Gianna Constand said Cosby admitted to her that he was a "sick man", and that he "felt like a dirty old perverted man".
    MPs and celebrities launch campaign for a referendum on the Brexit deal

    MPs and celebrities launch campaign for a referendum on the Brexit deal

    Mr Corbyn called for a new War Powers Act "so governments do get held accountable to Parliament for what they do in our name". May faced down her domestic critics as France's premier defended the "proportionate" response to the use of chemical weapons.
    Democrats' advantage in midterm election support shrinking

    Democrats' advantage in midterm election support shrinking

    Among Republicans, she is well-known and widely disliked, with 74 percent holding unfavorable views of her, 63 percent strongly. A March 2-9 CNN poll found the generic congressional ballot had tightened to some 6-point lead for Democrats.
  • Which Way Traders Signposts NIKE, Inc. (NKE), Fastenal Company (FAST) Stocks?

    Which Way Traders Signposts NIKE, Inc. (NKE), Fastenal Company (FAST) Stocks?

    Of the 26 companies in the S&P 500 that have stated earnings to date, 70 percent have stated earnings above analyst expectations. The footwear maker reported $0.68 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.53 by $0.15.
    China introduced a smartphone Nokia X

    China introduced a smartphone Nokia X

    So even if the device is released in China on 27 April, it probably wouldn't make its way to other countries by June-end or July. Another possibility being speculated is that HMD could be planning to take on iPhone X and the Nokia X may be a high-end phone.
    First western lowland gorilla born at National Zoo in 9 years

    First western lowland gorilla born at National Zoo in 9 years

    The Great Ape House is now closed to give Calaya and Moke privacy to bond without interference from zoo staff or visitors. Moke, which means "junior" or "little one" in the Lingala language, was born at 6.25pm.
  • Immigration bureau orders release of Australian nun

    Immigration bureau orders release of Australian nun

    Reuters was unable to contact Sister Fox for comment. "Sister Pat should be immediately released without conditions", she added. The immigration bureau confirmed the Fox's arrest but declined to issue any statement until after the investigation is complete.
    Betting On BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) ?

    Betting On BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) ?

    Year to date (YTD) refers to the period beginning the first day of the current calendar or fiscal year up to the current date. Delek Group Ltd. purchased a new position in BHP Billiton during the fourth quarter worth approximately $10,824,000.
    North Korea, China 'discussing Xi Jinping visit to Pyongyang'

    North Korea, China 'discussing Xi Jinping visit to Pyongyang'

    He returned to Beijing without meeting Kim, which was seen as a sign of their strained relations. South Korea has listed 3 main issues to be discussed at its summit with North Korea next week.
  • Kauai Mayor Issues Proclamation of Emergency As Heavy Flooding Slams North Shore

    Kauai Mayor Issues Proclamation of Emergency As Heavy Flooding Slams North Shore

    For those remaining in Wainiha and Hā'ena, water and food supplies can be picked up at Camp Naue and at the Hanalei Colony Resort. Since that time, the dam has been inspected and it has been deemed safe for residents to return.
    AMD Ryzen 7 2700X and Ryzen 5 2600X overclocked above 5.8GHz

    AMD Ryzen 7 2700X and Ryzen 5 2600X overclocked above 5.8GHz

    Meanwhile, TSAIK was able to achieve an overclock of 5.884GHz with a core voltage of 1.76V on a MSI X470 Gaming M7 AC motherboard. The Ryzen 7 2700X is priced at Dollars 329 (INR 21,452), whereas the Ryzen 7 2700 is priced at USD 299 (INR 19,496).
    Cricket on the streets with Sachin

    Cricket on the streets with Sachin

    In the video, Sachin Tendulkar gets down from a vehicle before coming up to a group of youngsters and bats on to a few deliveries. He played 78 matches for Mumbai Indians and scored 2,334 runs, with one hundred and 13 half-centuries to his name.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.