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Insights on the V2X regulatory activity with CTO Autotalks

Safety regulation is a major driver for the V2X market given its influence in the technology medium so that all vehicles speak the “same language”, and the associated infrastructure.

With ITS-G5 (DSRC in the US) deployment and crucial supporting infrastructure being in their infancy, but substantial investment already scheduled for the coming years, today is a critical time for the harmonisation of V2X solutions across carmakers and leading geographies in order to take advantage of their safety benefits.


Key findings:

  • Regulation, cost and investment to determine which V2X medium will win
    • Not realistic to have both technologies in the car in terms of cost and spectrum efficiency;
    • Voluntary deployment has started but ITS-G5 / DSRC vs Cellular camps could delay standardisation
  • Lack of harmonisation of V2X regulation among major car markets
    • NHTSA’s NPRM for FMVSS 150 provides clear regulatory guidance for DSRC being the recommended technology for V2V communications for Light Vehicles from Sep’20;
    • Apart from NHTSA’s activities for the mandate, we see infrastructure activity in the U.S. which provides an immediate value for drivers. There is no need to wait for the creation of the V2V network;
    • European deployment based on voluntary fitment today whereas substantial investment in ITS-G5 infrastructure is in progress;
    • Europe’s net neutrality principle allows both competing technologies, even as a “hybrid system”, but investment in ITS-G5 infrastructure and VW’s strategy will likely shift the scale towards ITS-G5 (DSRC in the US);
    • China invest in 5G and will set V2V standards circa 2018;
    • Toyota plays major role in Japan;
  • V2X features to mitigate accidents in intersection and left-turn urban scenarios
    • First-day applications with strong potential: “Left-Turn Assist”, “Intersection Movement Assistance”, Incoming Motorcycle Alert” and “Platooning” for Commercial vehicles


  1. V2X deployment status raises concerns over the lack of harmonization
  2. Learn how regulatory guidance for V2X will evolve in major markets
  3. Weighting in the debate between DSRC / ITS-G5 and C-V2X
  4. Understand which V2X-supported features will come to market first
  5. Winners from the installation of V2X sensors & infrastructure

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For a technical overview of 802.11p vs LTE-V2V in terms of performance, cost, services and maturity read a whitepaper that was co-authored by Mr. Haran here.

What our report delivers

For more information on V2X regulation and how it relates to developments for Automated and Secure Connected Cars check our report Regulatory guide to Autonomous Driving, Automotive Cyber Security & V2X.

  • Understand the differences between the way Autonomous Driving regulation works in Europe, the U.S.A and China and how this affects the introduction of SAE Level 3 systems;
  • Learn what deployment strategies carmakers will use to introduce higher autonomy based on the current regulatory and legal framework in major car markets;
  • Benchmark key geographies based on the opportunities regulation presents for testing and deployment of SAE L3-5;
  • Read about the challenges that deployment of Level 3 Traffic Jam Pilot systems faces in Europe and how the amendment of UN Regulation No.79 is progressing;
  • Get an update on the status of regulation, standards and initiatives for Automotive Cyber Security;
  • See how V2V regulatory activity is progressing relative to market deployment.

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