Twelve vehicle makers are working in a consortium to create common standards for vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication (Car-to-Car and Car-to-Infrastructure, also known as Vehicle-to-X) ready for series production in 2015.

The goal of the manufacturers is to offer initial cooperative systems from 2015 that allow vehicles from different manufacturers to communicate with each other and exchange data with the infrastructure.

Continental sees vehicle communication as a key technology for mobility in the future. “If vehicles can communicate with each other and the infrastructure, this opens up a wide field for new functions. With smart applications, we can make driving a much safer, more eco-friendly, and more comfortable experience,” explains Helmut Matschi, member of the Executive Board at Continental and Head of the Interior Division. “The step made toward systematically continuing to work on industry-wide standards is one that we warmly welcome as an associated member of the Car to Car Communication Consortium. Only through industry-wide cooperation can we succeed in allowing vehicles to speak the same language in the future,” he adds.