V2X is advancing as car manufacturers realize its life-saving potential, but barriers need to be overcome before everyone realizes safety benefits.
There are several technologies that Molex is considering that will take the connected vehicle to the next level. One of them is Vehicle to Everything (V2X) technology, which enables the communication from the vehicle to other road users (V2P –Vehicle to Pedestrians), to infrastructures (V2I) or other vehicles (V2V). This technology is designed to expand the senses of the vehicle and, as a result, provide the driver with information that could not be otherwise predicted or even captured by camera or lidar systems. Molex is already delivering a V2X antenna system to the market, warning the driver about dangerous situations, e.g., black ice on the road.
Almost three-quarters of mobile service providers have begun 5G network rollouts or plan to do so by Q3 of 2021, according to a March 2020 study by Business Performance Innovation Network. And, everyday devices are being designed for 5G compatibility with an eye for widespread deployment and adoption.