Here’s the technology needed for an NCAP 5-star rating

NCAP has always successfully motivated the car industry to introduce new safety features such as automatic emergency braking and whiplash protection. Now its focus is on vehicle-to-everything, V2X communication, which allows vehicles to communicate with each other and the infrastructure to warn drivers about possible dangers.

Published February 24, 2021

According to NCAP’s public roadmap, V2X features will be necessary for achieving an NCAP 5-star rating after 2024. Obviously, this is something all manufacturers need to keep in mind since customers consider safety features important. Nonetheless, there are still some questions about the potential of V2X. This blog post aims to answer these questions and show where we currently stand with V2X implementation.

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Industry talks have begun and Commsignia is participating. No worries, we are on time, NCAP pointed out that work with V2X needs to start in 2021. This joint effort guarantees that car manufacturers and suppliers can prepare for clear and uniformly supported requirements. 

Some manufacturers have already taken action with V2X. A well known example is the VW Golf 8, which uses Dedicated Short-range Communication (DSRC, ETSI ITS-G5) signals to send warnings about events on the road.

Secure and low-latency communication of vehicles can cover situations where other ADAS solutions don’t work.

We believe that an accident-free and highly optimized transportation system is not possible without V2X. V2X messages warn drivers about construction zones with a temporary speed limit, local hazards, nearby accidents or approaching emergency vehicles. V2X also makes it easier to adjust speed to the traffic lights and road conditions.

Our mission is to support the automotive industry in its journey towards this goal. With our deep knowledge of V2X, carmakers can develop more advanced safety features.

What’s your take on the future of V2X and vehicle safety? How important is the NCAP 5-star rating to you? Contact us to discuss the possibilities we offer.