ITS World Congress: V2X, protecting vulnerable road users, and e-bikes

The ITS World Congress is one of the biggest events in smart mobility and the digitalization of transport, with key players in the ecosystem from car OEMs and automotive tier one companies, as well as transport groups and government representatives. Chip companies are also a key part of this, and one of them, NXP Semiconductors is showcasing, along with its partners, various safety scenarios enabled by vehicle-to-vehicle communication (vehicle-to-X or V2X).

One of the scenarios presented is in conjunction with premium e-bike manufacturer, Riese & Müller, highlighting how to better protect vulnerable road users using V2X and help prevent traffic accidents. The e-bike uses NXP’s V2X technology based on 802.11p, a communication standard also known as DSRC (dedicated short-range communication). Optimized for automobiles, 802.11p allows vehicles, road infrastructure and other road users to exchange information in real time.

The need for deploying such technology is evident from road accident

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