Audi & Qualcomm to Deploy Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything Technology on Virginia Roadways That Will Alert Drivers When Workers Are Present

A new pilot project in Virginia aims to make the state’s roads safer using wireless communications technology known as “cellular vehicle-to-everything” (C-V2X), which allows vehicles to communicate with infrastructure, such as traffic signals, road signs as well as other nearby vehicles.

In a collaborative effort between Audi of America, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and wireless infrastructure operator American Tower Corporation, the companies announced a milestone in an initial deployment of cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) communication technology in Virginia that includes workers wearing special vests with built-in Vehicle to Pedestrian (V2P) communications technology that can alert drivers to their presence.

The Virginia C-V2X deployment was first announced earlier this year and is aimed toward improving road safety in work and construction zones in order to reduce the number of road hazards and fatalities.