Self-driving cars, vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications, wireless security and other advanced technologies are fast becoming commonplace in today’s automotive environment. To help drivers, engineers and designers gain a better grasp of these modern modes of mobility, experts from Qorvo have prepared a second edition of its explanatory e-book, Connected Car for Dummies.

The guide explains the capabilities of V2X technology that enable vehicles to exchange information with other vehicles (V2V), infrastructure (V2I), pedestrians (V2P) and networks (V2N). Different wireless communication technologies and protocols allow vehicles to communicate with their surroundings to enhance safety, efficiency and mobility, and to exchange data related to vehicle position, speed, direction, acceleration, braking and other relevant information. Such real-time information exchange empowers vehicles to anticipate and react to collisions, traffic congestion, roadwork and adverse weather conditions to the benefit of road safety and efficiency.

The telematics technologies deployed to integrate telecommunications and information technology in vehicles are also covered. These encompass Global Positioning System, cellular networks, sensors and onboard computers to collect and analyze data related to vehicle performance, location, behavior and more. Data collected from a vehicle’s engine, brakes, transmission and other components, as well as external sources such as traffic conditions, weather and road infrastructure, is transmitted wirelessly to a central server or cloud-based platform for analysis and processing.

The e-book expands on the Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) technologies designed to improve vehicle safety, enhance driving comfort and automate certain aspects of driving. ADAS features typically use sensors, cameras, radar and other technologies to monitor the vehicle's surroundings and assist in various driving tasks. These systems can enhance safety by assisting drivers in avoiding collisions, staying in their lanes and navigating traffic more effectively.

Connected Car for Dummies also takes a deep dive into infotainment systems and wireless security and safety features. Download this free e-book and learn more.

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