Wednesday, 06 July 2022

One STEP at a time: Vodafone introduces road safety platform

by Harry Baldock, Total Telecom
Thursday 31 March 22

Vodafone’s ‘Safer Transport for Europe Platform’ (STEP) will provide a unified platform for sharing vehicle data between road users in real time, helping deliver traffic updates and hazard warnings

This week, Vodafone has announced its new vehicle-to-everything (V2X) platform, STEP, allowing road users and transport authorities to share data with one another in real time. For many years now, vehicles have been growing increasingly more computerised and connected, with various commentators comparing modern cars to smartphones on wheels. This increase in vehicle digitalisation has many clear benefits, from mobile applications using location data to warn drivers of upcoming traffic to external sensors that alert drivers to potential hazards beyond their line of sight. But despite this plethora of available data…

This week, Vodafone has announced its new vehicle-to-everything (V2X) platform, STEP, allowing road users and transport authorities to share data with one another in real time. For many years now, vehicles have been growing increasingly more computerised and connected, with various commentators comparing modern cars to smartphones on wheels. This increase in vehicle digitalisation has many clear benefits, from mobile applications using location data to warn drivers of upcoming traffic to external sensors that alert drivers to potential hazards beyond their line of sight. But despite this plethora of available data…

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