Toyota and Lexus to Launch V2V Communications Starting in 2021

By Paul Riegler on 16 April 2018
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IMG_1732 (1)Toyota and its luxury division Lexus announced that they will begin to broadly deploy vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure technology in the United States starting in 2021.

The Japanese automaker said it plans to have V2V technology available across almost its entire lineup by the middle of the coming decade.

Similar to initiatives from General Motors, Toyota is planning to use dedicated short-range communication or DSRC technology which is based on Wi-Fi.

“By allowing vehicles’ intelligent systems to collaborate more broadly and effectively through DSRC technology, we can help drivers realize a future with zero fatalities from crashes, better traffic flow and less congestion,” said Jim Lentz, CEO of Toyota’s U.S. arm.

The company has already deployed such technology in its home market starting in late 2015 and it has sold over 100,000 vehicles equipped with V2V there.

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