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Wireless Tech with Connected Cars: Ford Set to Make it Real

By Auto Tech Outlook | Monday, January 21, 2019

The technology for creating and supporting a connected car ecosystem is growing as connected devices are prevalent in homes and workplaces. With the connected car invented after the smartphone and tablet as the most rapidly growing technology device, researchers remain in chaos about the future of this technological device. However, some car companies continue to research in this area.

The multinational U.S automaker, Ford Motor Company, based in Dearborn, Michigan, was founded on June 16, 1903, by Henry Ford. Ford has a joint venture in China (Changan Ford), Taiwan (Ford Lio Ho), Thailand (AutoAlliance Thailand), Turkey (Ford Otosan), and Russia (Ford Sollers) and is also the owner of Troller (8percent), the owner of Juan SUV, the owner of Aston Martin from the United Kingdom, and the owner of Jiangling Motors (49 percent).  

Ford has recently revealed that in 2022, the company intends to release a wireless technology to allow direct communication between connected devices for its new car models in the United States. The new technology known as C-V2X or cellular vehicle-to-everything would enhance the sensors used by self-driving cars to enhance the overview of the vehicle from radars and cameras.

Don Butler, executive director for Ford’s connected vehicle platform, says, “C-V2X could complement these systems in ways similar to how our sense of hearing complements our vision.”

The management at Ford anticipates that by 2021, the self-driving vehicles will be on sale when it is expected that a new vehicle architecture specially developed for self-driving systems will be ready. The company also states that the new technology will help cars send and receive information quickly and help drivers know what lies ahead of them before they find it. Navigating four-way stops would be easier because vehicles can communicate with each other in order to negotiate the right of way. As Ford takes decisions like this, the customers are highly excited to have these technologies delivered.

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