How Can V2X Technology Increase Safety and Security for the Autonomous Car?

The increasing number of road accidents is leading to loss of life and property. It is estimated that globally nearly 1.2 million people die in motor vehicle accidents every year; an additional 20-50 million are injured. With more than half of all road traffic deaths occurring among people between the ages of 15 and 44, road accidents rank as the 9th leading cause of death and account for 2.2% of all deaths globally. While attempts have been made to reduce road accidents through legislation, technology, better infrastructure, and driver education, various innovations have been made in the automotive industry to make vehicles safer and reduce accidents. These systems range from warning the driver about an impending hazard to automatically taking control of the vehicle and maneuvering them to safety.

By Dorairaj Vembu
Senior Product Manager & Evangelist, Automotive, Consumer Electronics and IoT, Sasken