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When cars talk to each other.

  • 21.10.2011
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Note: This press release is a 1:1 copy of the original issued by BMW headquarters in Germany. No adaptations have been made to cater for the UK market.

 

The key to intelligent driving, which is synonymous with energy-efficient and safe driving, is forward thinking. To help drivers plan ahead, vehicles from the BMW Group are already fitted with a large number of sensors designed to improve safety, comfort and efficiency. Often, however, these sensors have only a limited predictive capability or “horizon”. “Car-to-x” communication extends this horizon significantly, and will in future allow drivers to “see” long distances ahead, into areas currently hidden from view, and even around not just one but many corners.

Car-to-x communication means electronic networking of vehicles and roadside infrastructure, with the aim of exchanging information directly both between road users and between road users and roadside infrastructure such as traffic lights. Car-to-x communication is a comprehensive communication network which any road user can take part in.

Car-to-x communication usually operates via WLAN or mobile phone connections. For standard automotive application, car-to-x communication at present uses high-speed WLAN networking based on the high-frequency WLAN IEEE802.11p/ G5A standard, which is designed to allow real-time communication. The protocol allows large numbers of participants to communicate simultaneously without interference. At the same time the performance of mobile phone networks is improving steadily, with an increase in bandwidth and a reduction in data lag – the so-called latency times. Therefore, this type of medium, too, is becoming increasingly important for car-to-car communication, for example as a complement to direct communication via WLAN.

 

Connectivity brings added value.

Integrated and connected vehicle functions are nothing new within the BMW Group. Connectivity for infotainment applications already made its debut in the 1990s with BMW ConnectedDrive. For some years, the focus of development work in the BMW Group has been shifting increasingly towards integrated and connected comfort and, in particular, safety functions. Here, car-to-x communication opens up completely new potential. In the event of a hazard, extensive connectivity between vehicles allows oncoming and following traffic to be given advance warning of potential dangers, and therefore to react appropriately and in good time. But warnings are only one possible use of this communication platform. Since infrastructure data, too – for example about traffic light phases – can be integrated into this communication system, information is available which allows drivers to easily adapt their driving style for even greater efficiency, thereby significantly reducing vehicle emissions. This technology therefore offers new solutions not only for proactive safety and accident prevention but also for intelligent energy management.

“The more information I have about the rest of my journey – for example, if I know in advance when traffic lights will change, or if I know that an accident has just happened further along the route – the more promptly I can react, which means I have less stress and can either avoid hazardous situations altogether or at least reduce the risk.” (Karl-Ernst Steinberg, Head of Information and Communication Technologies at BMW Group Research and Technology).

In combination with existing vehicle sensors, car-to-x communication provides a valuable starting point or enhancement for a wide range of BMW ConnectedDrive driver assistance and information systems of the future. These technologies, combined with the driver’s own input, create an extremely high-performance macrosystem capable of ensuring a safe and efficient journey from start to finish.

 

Please find further information in the attached press kit.

 

The following AV media material regarding this press release was compiled for you. You can also find additional material using the navigation items "Photo", "Audio" and "Video and TV".
Compilation: 2 sets with 40 photos. |   
No portrait photos in this series

Grafiken

The Traffic Light Assistant (Red light warning) by BMW ConnectedDrive - a Car-2-X Technology (10/2011) Link to detailed page
 
24.10.2011 | P90085670
The Traffic Light Assistant (Red light warning) by BMW ConnectedDrive - a Car-2-X Technology (10/2011)
The local hazard warning (glaze ice warning) by BMW ConnectedDrive - a Car-2-X Technology (10/2011) Link to detailed page
 
24.10.2011 | P90085671
The local hazard warning (glaze ice warning) by BMW ConnectedDrive - a Car-2-X Technology (10/2011)
The local hazard warning by BMW ConnectedDrive and BMW Motorrad ConnectedRide - a Car-2-X Technology (10/2011) Link to detailed page
 
24.10.2011 | P90085672
The local hazard warning by BMW ConnectedDrive and BMW Motorrad ConnectedRide - a Car-2-X Technology (10/2011)
The local hazard warning (vehicle breakdown) by BMW ConnectedDrive - a Car-2-X Technology (10/2011) Link to detailed page
 
24.10.2011 | P90085673
The local hazard warning (vehicle breakdown) by BMW ConnectedDrive - a Car-2-X Technology (10/2011)
The traffic light asssistant (green light) by BMW ConnectedDrive - a Car-2-X Technology (10/2011) Link to detailed page
 
24.10.2011 | P90085674
The traffic light asssistant (green light) by BMW ConnectedDrive - a Car-2-X Technology (10/2011)
The traffic light assistant (green light) by BMW Motorrad ConnectedRide - a Car-2-X Technology (10/2011) Link to detailed page
 
24.10.2011 | P90085675
The traffic light assistant (green light) by BMW Motorrad ConnectedRide - a Car-2-X Technology (10/2011)
The traffic light assistant (red light warning) by BMW Motorrad ConnectedRide - a Car-2-X Technology (10/2011) Link to detailed page
 
24.10.2011 | P90085676
The traffic light assistant (red light warning) by BMW Motorrad ConnectedRide - a Car-2-X Technology (10/2011)
The Emergency Vehicle warning by BMW ConnectedDrive - a Car-2-X Technology (10/2011) Link to detailed page
 
24.10.2011 | P90085677
The Emergency Vehicle warning by BMW ConnectedDrive - a Car-2-X Technology (10/2011)
The Emergency Vehicle Warning by BMW ConnectedDrive and BMW Motorrad ConnectedRide - a Car-2-X Technology (10/2011) Link to detailed page
 
24.10.2011 | P90085678
The Emergency Vehicle Warning by BMW ConnectedDrive and BMW Motorrad ConnectedRide - a Car-2-X Technology (10/2011)
The Intersection Assistant by BMW ConnectedDrive and BMW Motorrad ConnectedRide - a Car-2-X Technology (10/2011) Link to detailed page
 
24.10.2011 | P90085679
The Intersection Assistant by BMW ConnectedDrive and BMW Motorrad ConnectedRide - a Car-2-X Technology (10/2011)
The Left Turn Assistant by BMW ConnectedDrive and BMW Motorrad ConnectedRide - a Car-2-X Technology (10/2011) Link to detailed page
 
24.10.2011 | P90085680
The Left Turn Assistant by BMW ConnectedDrive and BMW Motorrad ConnectedRide - a Car-2-X Technology (10/2011)
The bad weather warning by BMW ConnectedDrive and BMW Motorrad ConnectedRide - a Car-2-X Technology (10/2011) Link to detailed page
 
24.10.2011 | P90085682
The bad weather warning by BMW ConnectedDrive and BMW Motorrad ConnectedRide - a Car-2-X Technology (10/2011)
The traffic jam warning by BMW ConnectedDrive - a Car-2-X Technology (10/2011) Link to detailed page
 
24.10.2011 | P90085683
The traffic jam warning by BMW ConnectedDrive - a Car-2-X Technology (10/2011)

Fotos

Archive Research project „Kooperative Fahrzeugsicherheit“ (Ko-FAS) – subproject „Kooperative Transpondertechnologien“ (Ko-TAG) (04/2009) Link to detailed page
 
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Research project „Kooperative Fahrzeugsicherheit“ (Ko-FAS) – subproject „Kooperative Transpondertechnologien“ (Ko-TAG) (04/2009)
Archive Research project „Kooperative Fahrzeugsicherheit“ (Ko-FAS) – subproject „Kooperative Transpondertechnologien“ (Ko-TAG) (04/2009) Link to detailed page
 
08.10.2010 | P90046669
Research project „Kooperative Fahrzeugsicherheit“ (Ko-FAS) – subproject „Kooperative Transpondertechnologien“ (Ko-TAG) (04/2009)
Archive Research project AMULETT - Car-2-X-communication for pedestrian protection (04/2009) Link to detailed page
 
08.10.2010 | P90046670
Research project AMULETT - Car-2-X-communication for pedestrian protection (04/2009)
Archive Research project „Kooperative Fahrzeugsicherheit“ (Ko-FAS) – subproject „Kooperative Transpondertechnologien“ (Ko-TAG) (04/2009) Link to detailed page
 
08.10.2010 | P90046671
Research project „Kooperative Fahrzeugsicherheit“ (Ko-FAS) – subproject „Kooperative Transpondertechnologien“ (Ko-TAG) (04/2009)
Archive Research project AMULETT - Car-2-X-communication for pedestrian protection (04/2009) Link to detailed page
 
08.10.2010 | P90046672
Research project AMULETT - Car-2-X-communication for pedestrian protection (04/2009)
Archive Research project AMULETT - Car-2-X-communication for pedestrian protection (04/2009) Link to detailed page
 
08.10.2010 | P90046674
Research project AMULETT - Car-2-X-communication for pedestrian protection (04/2009)
Archive BMW Motorrad ConnectedRide - Vehicle-to-Vehicle-Communication - Emergency vehicle warning (06/2009) Link to detailed page
 
24.06.2009 | P90048486
BMW Motorrad ConnectedRide - Vehicle-to-Vehicle-Communication - Emergency vehicle warning (06/2009)
Archive BMW Motorrad ConnectedRide - Vehicle-to-Vehicle-Communication - Bad weather warning "Nebel" (06/2009) Link to detailed page
 
24.06.2009 | P90048488
BMW Motorrad ConnectedRide - Vehicle-to-Vehicle-Communication - Bad weather warning "Nebel" (06/2009)
Archive BMW Motorrad ConnectedRide - Vehicle-to-Vehicle-Communication - Obstacle warning 
(06/2009) Link to detailed page
 
24.06.2009 | P90048489
BMW Motorrad ConnectedRide - Vehicle-to-Vehicle-Communication - Obstacle warning (06/2009)
Archive BMW ConnectedDrive / BMW Motorrad ConnectedRide - Vehicle-to-Vehicle-Communication: Brake manoeuver warning (06/2009) Link to detailed page
 
24.06.2009 | P90048491
BMW ConnectedDrive / BMW Motorrad ConnectedRide - Vehicle-to-Vehicle-Communication: Brake manoeuver warning (06/2009)
Archive BMW ConnectedDrive / BMW Motorrad ConnectedRide - Vehicle-to-Vehicle-Communication: Brake manoeuver warning (06/2009) Link to detailed page
 
24.06.2009 | P90048492
BMW ConnectedDrive / BMW Motorrad ConnectedRide - Vehicle-to-Vehicle-Communication: Brake manoeuver warning (06/2009)
Archive BMW ConnectedDrive - Vehicle-to-Vehicle-Communication - Obstacle warning (06/2009) Link to detailed page
 
24.06.2009 | P90048493
BMW ConnectedDrive - Vehicle-to-Vehicle-Communication - Obstacle warning (06/2009)
Archive BMW ConnectedDrive - Vehicle-to-Vehicle-Communication - Emergency vehicle warning
 (06/2009) Link to detailed page
 
24.06.2009 | P90048495
BMW ConnectedDrive - Vehicle-to-Vehicle-Communication - Emergency vehicle warning (06/2009)
Archive BMW ConnectedDrive - Vehicle-to-Vehicle-Communication - Bad weather warning "Nebel"
 (06/2009) Link to detailed page
 
24.06.2009 | P90048498
BMW ConnectedDrive - Vehicle-to-Vehicle-Communication - Bad weather warning "Nebel" (06/2009)
Archive BMW ConnectedDrive / BMW Motorrad ConnectedRide - Vehicle-to-Vehicle-Communication increases safety (06/2009) Link to detailed page
 
24.06.2009 | P90048499
BMW ConnectedDrive / BMW Motorrad ConnectedRide - Vehicle-to-Vehicle-Communication increases safety (06/2009)
Archive BMW ConnectedDrive / BMW Motorrad ConnectedRide - Vehicle-to-Vehicle-Communication increases safety (06/2009) Link to detailed page
 
24.06.2009 | P90048500
BMW ConnectedDrive / BMW Motorrad ConnectedRide - Vehicle-to-Vehicle-Communication increases safety (06/2009)
Research project Left turn assistant (Car-2-X communication) by BMW ConnectedDrive and BMW Motorrad ConnectedRide (05/2011) Link to detailed page
 
16.05.2011 | P90076421
Research project Left turn assistant (Car-2-X communication) by BMW ConnectedDrive and BMW Motorrad ConnectedRide (05/2011)
Research project Left turn assistant (Car-2-X communication) by BMW ConnectedDrive and BMW Motorrad ConnectedRide (05/2011) Link to detailed page
 
16.05.2011 | P90076422
Research project Left turn assistant (Car-2-X communication) by BMW ConnectedDrive and BMW Motorrad ConnectedRide (05/2011)
Research project Left turn assistant (Car-2-X communication) by BMW ConnectedDrive and BMW Motorrad ConnectedRide (05/2011) Link to detailed page
 
16.05.2011 | P90076423
Research project Left turn assistant (Car-2-X communication) by BMW ConnectedDrive and BMW Motorrad ConnectedRide (05/2011)
Research project Left turn assistant (Car-2-X communication) by BMW ConnectedDrive and BMW Motorrad ConnectedRide (05/2011) Link to detailed page
 
16.05.2011 | P90076424
Research project Left turn assistant (Car-2-X communication) by BMW ConnectedDrive and BMW Motorrad ConnectedRide (05/2011)
Research project Left turn assistant (Car-2-X communication) by BMW ConnectedDrive and BMW Motorrad ConnectedRide (05/2011) Link to detailed page
 
16.05.2011 | P90076425
Research project Left turn assistant (Car-2-X communication) by BMW ConnectedDrive and BMW Motorrad ConnectedRide (05/2011)
Research project Left turn assistant (Car-2-X communication) by BMW ConnectedDrive and BMW Motorrad ConnectedRide (05/2011) Link to detailed page
 
16.05.2011 | P90076426
Research project Left turn assistant (Car-2-X communication) by BMW ConnectedDrive and BMW Motorrad ConnectedRide (05/2011)
Research project Left turn assistant (Car-2-X communication) by BMW ConnectedDrive and BMW Motorrad ConnectedRide (05/2011) Link to detailed page
 
16.05.2011 | P90076427
Research project Left turn assistant (Car-2-X communication) by BMW ConnectedDrive and BMW Motorrad ConnectedRide (05/2011)
Research project Left turn assistant (Car-2-X communication) by BMW ConnectedDrive and BMW Motorrad ConnectedRide (05/2011) Link to detailed page
 
16.05.2011 | P90076428
Research project Left turn assistant (Car-2-X communication) by BMW ConnectedDrive and BMW Motorrad ConnectedRide (05/2011)
Archive BMW Motorrad ConnectedRide (04/2009) Link to detailed page
 
16.04.2009 | P90046093
BMW Motorrad ConnectedRide (04/2009)
Archive BMW Motorrad ConnectedRide, experimental vehicle, BMW K 1300 S (04/2009) Link to detailed page
 
16.04.2009 | P90046094
BMW Motorrad ConnectedRide, experimental vehicle, BMW K 1300 S (04/2009)
Archive BMW Motorrad ConnectedRide (04/2009) Link to detailed page
 
16.04.2009 | P90046095
BMW Motorrad ConnectedRide (04/2009)
Compilation: 2 sets with 14 videos.

2. Footage

  • Car-to-X Communication. 16:9.

    TV Footage HD:
    9 Scenes (39:04 min)
    Internet Video: 
    • WMV
    •  (02:00)
    Edited film: Left Turn Assistant, Intersection Assistant, Local Hazard Warning, Emergency Vehicle Warning, Traffic Light Assistant, End of Congestion Signal / Left Turn Assistant: computer animation, car with a motorcycle driving towards him frontally, animation of warnings inside the BMW cockpit showing the left turn assistant, statement Udo Rietschel, Projects Connected Drive, BMW Group Research ...
    9 HD Footage Scenes:

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