Savari and Flex to jointly develope V2X solutions aimed for smart cities

Flex the Sketch-to-Scale solutions provider that designs and builds products for a connected world, and Savari, Inc., automotive V2X safety communication technology provider , are collabrating to improve global traffic safety and efficiency.

As part of a new collaboration that expands on their existing design and manufacturing partnership, Flex and Savari will jointly develop Connected Car and Smart City V2X hardware and software connectivity solutions.

V2V technology enables vehicles to communicate with each other through wireless exchange of data, with the objective of improving safety, reducing traffic congestion, and improving the overall travel and transportation environment.

V2I technology enables the wireless exchange of data between vehicles and roadway infrastructure, with key applications including e-tolling, intersection safety, speed management, transit safety and operations, and work-zone or low-bridge warnings. This technology has the potential to transform infrastructure equipment – including stoplights and weather information systems – into ‘smart’ infrastructure by incorporating algorithms that recognize high-risk situations while they are developing, and responding with driver warnings and countermeasures.

V2P technology enables pedestrians and bicyclists to be active participants in a V2X environment by using their smartphone to send and receive alerts, signaling transit infrastructure like crosswalk signals for individuals needing more time, or sending alerts to cars that a pedestrian is in the crosswalk or a bicyclist is in the bike lane.

The U.S. Department of Transportation issued a proposed rule last December “that would advance the deployment of connected vehicle technologies throughout the U.S. light vehicle fleet,” by enabling V2V technology on all new light-duty vehicles, “enabling a multitude of new crashavoidance applications that, once fully deployed, could prevent hundreds of thousands of crashes every year by helping vehicles communicate to each other.”

Source: Flex, Savari