While at CES, we learned about how Qualcomm is forwarding our auto technology with with Celluar V2x (CV2x). During the Qualcomm press conference, the concept car showed us what our driving experience could be in the future. I sat down with Jeff Dumrauf to find out more about what we saw.
This is not Autonomous – CV2X is Assisted Driving
Keep in mind, this technology is not to give you a hands-free experience. This is a way to keep your attention on the road. The idea is this is another set of eyes that makes sure you’re not going to get into an accident. It’s also about communicating with other cars to find out where they are going, so your car can help you make a better decision.
The dash we see in these demos doesn’t really reflect what the car manufacturers might put in their cars. In fact, the demo used Amazon Alexa for connected communication. That will change, depending on what other car companies work with for their connection.
This vehicle has a full dashboard screen, which also works for the passenger. Two monitors in back for others to enjoy content while driving down the road. But the driver will only see the information they need to keep everyone safe. If they’re not being safe, the car will tell them.
Staying Attentive While Driving
Jeff talked about ways the car will help the driver stay attentive. From dashbord notifications, like we saw in the CV2x Demo, to other tangent options, such as vibrating the seats, lights, and more.
This is not just for drivers, either. A passenger can be notified, so the driver doesn’t have to take their hands off the wheel to nudge someone.
In the Video
Lots more is discussed as we take the concept car for a spin.
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