April 17 news, Toyota Motor Corp. recently disclosed that the company plans to add short-range communication chips to cars sold in the US market in the next three years so that cars can communicate with other vehicles. Further enhance the safety of the car, but also further highlights the company's position in creating a safer car.
At present, Toyota is the third largest manufacturer of automobile sales in the United States. Andrew Coetzee, group vice president of Toyota's product planning business in North America, said that the company plans to add short-range communications chips to Toyota and Lexus cars sold in the US market from 2021. This technology will enable vehicles to transmit position- and speed-related data to surrounding vehicles and the infrastructure on the road to prevent collisions.
After publicizing this plan, Toyota will also inspire the entire automotive industry and regulators to support this technology. However, Toyota may also clash with other phone companies that do not want to see automakers using 5G cellular networks to accomplish the same tasks. In addition, Toyota may also be different from technology giants and cable service providers that use the same technology.
Toyota’s proposed system for short-range communications is called “Dsrc”. Its main function is to send information to other vehicles in a short period of time and receive feedback, while also being alert to potential driver collisions. The car accident eventually stopped the accident. In November last year, a coalition of automakers including Toyota and General Motors had urged U.S. Secretary of Transportation Zhao Xiaolan to support “talking cars” and provide relevant authorizations to all new ones in 2023. bus.
John Kenney, a researcher at the Toyota Center for Information Technology (California), said: "If there is no regulatory requirement, then we need to make technological choices." We will deploy Dsrc technology, and we will encourage other car manufacturers to do the same thing. ”
In December 2016, the US Department of Transportation issued a request for proposals. At that time, the Obama administration’s regulatory agencies expected this technology to prevent or reduce 80% of car crashes.
However, the Trump administration has been slow to implement V2V automotive technology. At the same time, technology companies including Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon have also set up lobby groups to try to stop the approval of related technologies.
Fiber cable industry trading groups also stated that the U.S. Highway Traffic Safety Administration has gone beyond power, indirectly affecting the wireless spectrum policy regulated by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.
Koz said he does not believe that car manufacturers will share spectrum bands with fiber optic cable and technology companies. He said, "We need to ensure that we can achieve a super reliable and very fast transfer speed. In terms of sharing spectrum, we need to see more tests done by car manufacturers to demonstrate their ability to do so. ”