Toyota plans to launch vehicles that communicate with each other in 2021

Toyota plans to launch vehicles that communicate with each other in 2021

Toyota Motor plans to start selling vehicles that can communicate with each other using short-range wireless technology in 2021, the Japanese automaker said Monday, which could prevent thousands of accidents annually . He United States Department of Transportation it must decide whether it will adopt a proposal that would oblige all future vehicles to have advanced technology. Toyota hopes to adopt the short-range communications system in the United States in almost all of its models in the mid-2020s. The Japanese firm said that I wish that after his announcement other automakers follow his example. In December 2016, the Government of the former president Barack Obama proposed to make the Compulsory technology and give the automakers at least four years to comply. The proposal requires manufacturers to ensure that all vehicles “speak the same language through standard technology”. In 1999, automakers received spectrum in the 5.9 GHz band for vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications and have studied the technology for more than a decade, but it has been largely unused. Some in the Congress and the Federal Communications Commission They believe that it should be open to other uses. In 2017, General Motors started offering vehicle-to-vehicle technologies in its model Cadillac CTS , but currently it is the only commercial vehicle with the system. The talking vehicles transmit data up to 300 meters, including location, direction and speed, to other nearby vehicles, which can identify risks and issue alerts to avoid imminent shocks , especially at intersections. Toyota has deployed the technology in Japan in more than 100 thousand vehicles since 2015.

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