This paper outlines how drone products can benefit from V2X technology. It will help drones address existing challenges such as video streaming, as well as new features, such as real-time air space management and collision avoidance.
Drone have captured the imagination of the public both for its novelty and the clear potential to simplify and enhance our lives. The drone market is expected to grow in the coming years. The global commercial drone market size was estimated to be USD 552 million in 2014 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 16.9 percent over the forecast period.
V2X is a technology that aims to improve traffic safety and efficiency. A typical use case is forward collision warning. When a vehicle emergency brakes, a V2X system receives the car’s messages, issues a warning, preloads the brakes to slow down. This requires the V2X system to provide reliable communication at high travel speed. And to give drivers sufficient response time, it also must be low latency and cover a long range. These are similar to the requirements for Drone communications, making it a promising candidate for technology transfer.