The emergence of autonomous vehicles and connected vehicles has raised higher requirements for the field of wireless connection testing, especially the vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology being promoted by the automobile industry. This cutting edge technology will allow vehicles to communicate with each other and to know the real road conditions around them, thus ensuring the best driving safety. How to ensure V2X technology is absolutely reliable before self-driving cars are put on the market is a crucial issue. Field communications testing of V2X technology has already begun around the world, but some of the more expensive, risky and lengthy testing can be replaced by combining antenna measurements and post-processing software simulation, says Lars Foged, chief scientist at French situation Vision Group (MVG). This is the Virtual driving Testing technique that comes close to real conditions.
V2X technology requires complete and accurate testing
V2X technology improves the vehicle’s perception of its surroundings by enabling it to communicate with other vehicles and their environments. It extends the ability of vehicles to transmit and harvest information to other vehicles (V2V), networks (V2N), pedestrians (V2P), and infrastructure (V2I). V2X technology provides a higher level of situational awareness to enhance road safety and traffic efficiency.
A recent accident in Pittsburgh led a taxi service to halt a program to test self-driving cars on public roads. The crash is a reminder that self-driving technology is still in the experimental stage, and industry players are still trying to find ways to ensure its stability.
In the near future, most cars will drive themselves. If people are going to rely on this technology, they have to make sure that they use it safely. Therefore, the automotive industry is committed to achieving complete and accurate testing of wireless connectivity, including V2X communications, as soon as possible.