Vodafone presented its car of the future, a connected, autonomous and shared vehicle, thanks to the new technology C-V2X (Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything). This new technology is an evolution of mobile 4G/LTE technology that allows vehicles to directly interconnect with each other, pedestrians and the infrastructure. This augur a transformational change in driving, safety, traffic management and roads efficiency.
The British provider brought to MWC a public demonstration of C-V2X-equipped vehicles, with real tests on the Montmelo circuit, performed by the pilot Carlos Sainz. Also, a driving simulator with Virtual Reality headsets on their Vodafone stand at the fair allowed users to test the functioning of the technology.
The European Design Institute in Turin, alongside Quattroruote, designed this conceptual car Shiwa, Japanese word that means ‘to bend’. The car, as it names suggests, is inspired on the origami art and presents an external appearance in a diamond shape. With its conceptual car, Vodafone also presents its proposal in IoT technology (the Internet of Things) for the automotive sector on connectivity with the different elements of our city and our environment.