Stellantis tests 5G for pedestrian, driver safety notifications

The maker of Jeep SUVs is offering its assistance in developing technology to provide safety notifications to pedestrians and vehicles.

Stellantis NV enrolled its Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid in a trial with the 5G Automotive Association in Blacksburg, Virginia, to pilot new traffic safety roaming technology. Gear installed in the vehicle enabled it to alert nearby infrastructure of its position to notify pedestrians and other vehicles and to receive emergency notifications from the cellular network.

The trial comes as the United States has experienced an increased rate of pedestrian deaths. High-speed wireless communication is a key element for automated driving functions as well as future connected and mobility services…

For the project, the 5G association also has worked with Intel Corp., Verizon Communications Inc., American Tower Corp., Capgemini SE, Telus Communications Inc., Harman International Industries GMBH, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute and the Virginia Transportation Department.