CAR2CAR-LOFE aims to develop a low-frequency (LF), V2V (vehicle-to-vehicle) communication system: a new type of network through which autonomous vehicles can communicate with each other to make more information available on their surroundings and improve safety for drivers in the event of an emergency, such as a road accident, an accident where a vehicle leaves the road, or an obstacle in the road.
During the project, antennae and an innovative electronic communication system will be developed to maximise the communication distance between vehicles while fulfilling the requirements of this application and upholding safety standards.
Meanwhile, to maximise use of this technology, an online platform will be designed to define, handle, simulate and calculate advanced magnetic components in real time so that manufacturers and suppliers of autonomous vehicle components can tailor their use of this technology.
The application of low-frequency technology to V2V systems strengthens communication between vehicles, while preventing obstacles or weather from affecting the signal, and reduces response time, among many other advantages.
The project is backed by a consortium led by PREMO, with participation from the University of Navarre, CEIT and Eurecat, which is contributing to the project via its New Manufacturing Processes, Product Development and Smart Management Systems Technological Units. Eurecat’s role in the CAR2CAR-LOFE project is to develop the web platform to facilitate the selection process for the client and to promote the use of this technology through automated 3D modelling and calculation built in to the online platform.