Seat is piloting a new assisted driving technology that links a connected car with a connected city.
In the trial, a modified Ateca is able to warn the driver of a changing traffic signal ahead or a pedestrian using a crossing on a blind corner.
The cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) protocol uses a 5G mobile data connection and is being trialled in Spain with Telefónica.
There is potential to combine the C-V2X protocol with information gathered by additional sensors, such as a camera installed on a traffic light that detects pedestrians, to provide information about the surroundings of the vehicle and to increase road safety.
Telefónica’s manager of innovation Mercedes Fernández said: “The advantage of using C-V2X technology on top of the mobile network is that it provides vehicles with additional information about their surroundings and draws from the existing network without the need for specific implementations.”