New Ford tech can stop you being run over, if you have a 5G phone

Qualcomm sees a future where cars will not only be able to talk to each other but see and avoid pedestrians and cyclists, as long as they are carrying a phone. What’s more, Ford, Audi and Ducati are among those already on board.

The new tech is called C-V2X and will enable cars, bikes, cyclists and other connected transport devices to see and talk each other. This will operate without having to rely on other technologies, such as the Lidar system already used in many self-driving car prototypes.

The big idea is that cars will be able to see and talk to other cars on the road using a direct connection.