Glossary of terms - Autonomous / Driverless vehicles & related technologies

IEEE 802.11p - Wireless Access for Vehicular Environments - WAVE

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 IEEE 802.11p - Wireless Access for Vehicular Environments - WAVE

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This is an amendment to the existing IEEE 802.11 wireless standard, It adds wireless access in vehicular environments, (known as WAVE), a vehicular communication system.

IEEE802.11p lays down certain enhancements to the existing wireless 802.11 to enable support of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) applications. This support includes the exchange of data between vehicle to vehicle and also vehicle to infrastructure, known as V2V and V2X, which will be vital data resources in the Autonomous driving era.