You don’t need V2X for autonomous vehicles—but it helps

Toyota believes DSRC V2X will eventually be integrated into current radar, camera and LiDAR sensor systems, significantly helping to advance autonomous vehicle technology. By Martin Kahl

According to Japan’s National Police Agency, road traffic incidents at intersections account for around 40% of the collisions in that country that result in injury or death. For this reason, in 2015, Toyota introduced Intelligent Transportation System (ITS), a safety package launched as part of a Japan-specific initiative aimed at cutting intersection collisions.

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