Filip Sergeys: "We have a vision for enchancing safety for all road users"
A tradition of innovation demonstrated by Honda over the years is continuing with the company’s high level and unique involvement in C2X communication between vehicles and infrastructure. As a leading global vehicle manufacturer and partner in the Car2Car Consortium, Honda is playing a key role in harmonising developments in the three main regions of Europe, America and Asia-Pacific. Honda is also the only company to have contributed a system for including motorbike safety in the European Drive C2X developments.
“Motorbike safety is a huge societal challenge worldwide,” said Honda Mobility & ITS Policy manager Filip Sergeys. “The primary objective of the motorbike C2X system is to alert other vehicles to the presence of the bike, to ensure drivers are aware of bikes approaching or nearby. This product has been approved for inclusion in the Drive C2X reference system, having demonstrated a certain quality level, so will go forward for field testing.”
Over the past couple of months a lot of progress has been made with harmonising US and European C2X data sets – a significant step towards harmony between C2X communications and ultimately compatibility and lowering of costs for manufacturers worldwide.
“ITS is a tool to do many things,” said Sergeys. “We have a vision for enhancing safety for all road users; for green effects such as reduction of fuel consumption; and for ITS systems aimed at driver assistance and comfort.”