European road safety set for connectivity boost

The rollout of C-V2X seems inevitable as cities ramp up efforts. Both industry and consumer stand to benefit, writes Freddie Holmes

Europe is emerging as a hotbed for new connected vehicle safety systems, with various cities initiating real-world trials on public roads.

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The technology in question—cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) communication—aims to create a situation where cars and infrastructure are in constant discussion, sharing alerts that could relieve traffic congestion and, more importantly, improve road safety. Once seen as a technology of the future, recent activities suggest it is approaching near-term deployment.

European road safety has gradually improved over the last decade or so. Statistics from

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