Through the memorandum of understanding carmakers and suppliers expresses their intent to work as partners in harmonizing Car2x technology and in introducing cooperative intelligent transport systems (ITS) to the road. Vector's contribution so far is providing the CANoe.Car2x development and test tool. It supports both ECU developers and function developers in performing integration and calibration tests during system development. CANoe.Car2x also offers a comprehensive set of functions for systematic debugging.
Vector said it regards sees the introduction of Car2x technology as a basis for safer and more efficient transportation. This technology can be used to communicate information about hazards before drivers can visually detect them, e.g. warnings about construction zones, traffic jams or cross traffic. It also has the potential to improve driving convenience and promote the efficient flow of traffic, e.g. by incorporating the latest traffic information in on-board navigation systems. Finally, these and other mechanisms such as cooperative traffic lights (GLOSA – Green Light Optimal Speed Advisory) contribute towards reducing energy needs.
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