Don Butler, the Director of Ford Connected Vehicle Platform and Product, recently announced that the company intends to deploy cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) technology in all of the new models that it will produce in the United States from 2022.

Connected vehicle technology and infrastructure technologies have been all the rage in the automotive industry recently with experts saying that the use of such technologies could help increase collision avoidance, improve our traffic patterns, and make navigation more efficient. Ford has its very own Co-Pilot360 suite which the company developed with the goal of improving road conditions for both drivers and pedestrians.

Using a vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) framework, cars could inform each other of accidents nearby, re-route drivers, and thus help motorists avoid any hazards or delays on the road. V2X technologies are expected to take this even further, including Internet of Things (IoT) connected devices, networks, and people to their systems.

Other automotive companies are expecting the standardization of 5G cellular networks to provide communication speed and power that is needed to process such mass amounts of data. According to Butler, however, Fordís C-V2X is far more advanced than 5G, as it connected devices can use C-V2X to communicate directly without relying on cellular networks and towers.

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