[Narrator] A new era in smart transportation is emerging.
As breakthroughs in 5G and wireless technology
continue to connect our world,
ubiquitous networks of sensors, advances in AI,
and increased analytics are poised to make driving safer,
more efficient, more inclusive, and more sustainable.
The WIRED Brand Lab recently spoke
with the experts at Qualcomm Technologies,
the world’s leading wireless technology innovator
and the company that invented
the foundational technologies
that are enabling these 5G breakthroughs,
to find out how smart transportation
is advancing the future of mobility.
Our vision for smart transportation is broad.
Is more broad than simply building better cars.
It’s about disseminating information and using it.
Information between travelers and vehicles,
the infrastructure IOT,
our goal is to unlock new solutions
to fundamentally reshape how we travel.
In order to achieve this,
we work with public and private entities
and we redefine intelligent transportation systems.
[Narrator] Many current transportation systems
rely on line-of-sight awareness
and road level satellite navigation systems
to help you get to your destination.
But an advanced, intelligent transport system or ITS,
is designed to integrate communication
and transportation networks
to utilize information passed between vehicle sensors
and transportation infrastructure,
using communication devices
to help you adapt to your changing traveling needs
and adapt the transportation environment to you.
Our engineers are designing
a wide range of core technologies
for smart transportation systems
that utilize increased connectivity
to deliver quantifiable safety mobility benefits.
To include Cellular V2X,
advanced driving assistance systems or ADAS,
and autonomous driving.
[Narrator] Let’s dig into what those acronyms mean.
C-V2X stands for cellular vehicle-to-everything.
This technology allows vehicles
to talk directly to one another,
to pedestrians, and other vulnerable road users
and to the roadside infrastructure around them,
without relying on a cellular network
Smart roadside units
and onboard sensors talk and listen to each other
to transmit information on what’s ahead.
For example, traffic conditions, traffic hazards,
all that information can be given to the drivers
so that the driver can determine
the best time to move, to change lanes, take a turn.
[Narrator] C-V2X compliments what’s already in your car
to increase your non-line of sight awareness
and help you and your vehicle make real-time decisions
in fractions of a second.
Smart roadside units might adapt traffic signals
based on real-time traffic needs.
This could allow emergency responders
to preempt traffic signals
as they travel directly to emergencies.
Public transit riders could track their rides
with pinpoint accuracy
or even reserve the departure time of their next connection.
Making affordable transportation more accessible
and dependable for all users.
Our increased connectivity
can allow us to more efficiently select when to travel,
what mode to take, and what route is optimal.
It is designed to create safer trips and less congestion,
thus less pollution
C-V2X will evolve into 5G-V2X
and give us unprecedented ability to do autonomous driving.
Will offer superior reliability, low latency communication,
non-line of sight capabilities.
It will enable vehicles coordinate movements,