Car and pedestrian accidents during schooltime account for around 25,000 injuries every year. Audi believes the technology will help prevent accidents in school zones and when children are picked up or dropped off at a bus stop. It aims to complete the project in the first half of 2021, but hasn’t announced when it will be rolled out for public use.
“It is with huge passion that we hope to use C-V2X technologies to help improve the safety of school zones for our children,” said Pom Malhotra, senior director of Connected Services at Audi of America. “With our partners, we aim to leverage C-V2X technologies to find viable applications and business models to fast-forward innovative technologies in Audi vehicles in the very near future and benefit all road users – especially those most vulnerable: school children.”