V2V Communication (V2V) is based on a cross-manufacturer communication standard and extremely high-precision localisation via DGNSS (Differential Global Navigation Satellite System).
V2V in motorcycling
The motorcycle-specific V2V technology takes account of the unique requirements of motorcycling which has not been included so far in automated vehicle testing.
This follows an incident in Norway where a female rider’s bike was rear-ended by a self-driving Tesla S.
The new motorcycle V2V technology was unveiled at the CMC Conference 2017 where BMW spokesman Karl Viktor Schaller said their aim was to include motorcycles in automated driving test “at an early stage”.
“This is why we are inviting other companies to join in,” he said.
The CMC will display the technology at motor shows and other events in 2018.
Representatives will also attend the ITS World Congress from October 29, 2017, in Montréal, to explain the unique requirements of motorcycles in an automated vehicle future.
It will be the world’s biggest event yet to focus on intelligent, automated transport.