Audi and Ducati have conducted controlled collision avoidance tests using two cars and a Ducati Multistrada motorcycle wherein all three were equipped with the collision avoidance system, allowing them to communicate with one another. Called Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X), the tech uses 5G mobile bandwidth to create a traffic map of the area. It provides information about other vehicles in the vicinity and helps with situational awareness.
The first test was the Intersection Collision Warning, wherein one vehicle pulls out from a junction and avoids a collision with the motorcycle which may have had the right of way. Another was the Across Traffic Turn Collision Risk Warning, which warns when taking a left turn, ideal for blind spots. The Advanced Radar Assistance System monitors multiple vehicles at the same time and can sense if another vehicle is slowing down and warns accordingly. It could, in the future, even slow down the equipped vehicle or even bring it to a complete halt, if necessary.
In the future, vehicles will be able to communicate with one another using this system based on C-V2X technology to avoid a collision in the first place. The system will also allow vehicles to communicate with and easily identify other road elements such as traffic lights and speed-limit signs.