Towards Zero: Creating Safer Roads with Cellular-V2X in Australia
“Towards Zero” is the Victorian State Government road safety strategy,
focused on a future free from deaths on the roads. The strategy
includes trialing connected vehicles to improve road safety.
The use cases require near-immediate response times in order to increase safety outcomes on the road. Ericsson’s C-V2X technology was utilized in conjunction with an optimized version of the 4G network designed by Telstra to meet these low latency requirements. A high-performance quality of service (QoS) link was created within Telstra’s 4G network, giving C-V2X communications low latency and high priority. During these trials, we were able to demonstrate end-to-end latency (i.e. the full journey of data from the vehicle, through the C-V2X platform and back to the vehicle) of less than 50ms in 95 percent of trials in a test area based on Telstra’s public 4G network.