What is Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) Communication?

What is Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) Communication?

V2V, or Vehicle-to-Vehicle, is a communication technology that allows vehicles to relay data and signals to one another to incorporate safe driving protocols. DSRC (Dedicated Short-Range Communication) is the standardized wireless communication tool backed by the FCC and ISO. This is what allows vehicles to exchange important information like speed, direction, braking, and more to avoid/prevent potential vehicular collisions and reduce traffic congestion.

How do Industrial Computers make V2V Communication possible?


CAN (Controller Area Network) Bus is the standard peer-to-peer messaging protocol that allows individual ECUs (Electronic Control Units) to communicate with one another within a network. ECUs are any devices that need to be connected to the CAN Bus system such as airbags, dashboard, diagnostic instruments, etc. CAN Bus is beneficial at the rugged edge because of its:

Simple & Centralized Design

Although CAN Bus may seem complex due to its peer-to-peer protocols, the design is rather simple. Cabling is straight-forward with one single wire connecting each ECU and uses a ‘one point-of-entry' system for every ECU to relay data to one another.


CAN Bus is resilient to outside interference to ensure secure connectivity within the vehicle. Critical instruments such as airbags or engine indicators need to stay consistently connected and be readily deployed if needed.


CAN Bus utilizes data prioritization. ECUs that require immediate attention, like object detection sensors, need priority over other ECUs. This makes CAN Bus ideal for vehicular operations since data is still being relayed to every ECU and prioritized signals are brought to immediate attention without causing any interruptions to ongoing communications. This system allows for seamless and smooth operation without sudden jolts in connectivity or failure to send any data.

CAN Bus has become standardized for any in-car communication. V2V communication utilizes the rapid speed and consistency of CAN Bus technology to relay necessary data to other vehicles. Without CAN Bus, V2V communication would be useless because it is dependent on the data generated by it.

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Power Ignition Management

Enable intelligent monitoring and power sensing with Power Ignition Management. Industrial computers like Premio’s ACO-6000-KBL is capable of detecting vehicle ignition and determining how to properly boot up or shut down. Abrupt shutdowns can cause data loss, corruption, and malfunctions to a computer, power ignition management delays and verifies an appropriate shutdown for data loss prevention when the engine is turned off. Additionally, it can confirm that the engine has successfully started (in cases where a vehicle battery may be low and needs to use the full charge to start) before booting the computer on. V2V uses this technology to ensure the integrity of the vehicles and computers for proper boot up and shutdown procedures.

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Wireless Connectivity

Some industrial computers are designed with wireless connectivity such as WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5, 4G/LTE, and the latest 5G, for remote and mobile edge applications. In this case, V2V communications needs a reliable tool to consistently relay data back and forth to surrounding vehicles. Premio’s In-Vehicle computers are designed with dual-external and single internal SIM sockets for optimal wireless connectivity. Multiple SIM allows for SIM switching which is when a wireless carrier that is weak in a location is switched to another carrier where the broadband connection is stronger. Industrial computers enable V2V communication due to its versatility to provide consistent connectivity in remote and mobile locations. 

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Built Ready. Built Rugged.

Premio computers are built to remain reliable and operational while at the rugged edge where various harsh elements will damage traditional desktop computers. In order to ensure reliable connectivity for V2V communication, our ruggedized in-vehicle computers are built with a fanless and cableless architecture to prevent debris and contaminants from entering the computer while also eliminating cables from becoming unsocketed while under operation. Premio industrial computers can withstand 50G shock and 5 Grms of vibration, operate in -25°C to 70°C conditions, and support a wide voltage input range of 9 to 48VDC or 48 to 110VDC with overcurrent, overvoltage, and reverse polarity protection. Additionally, Premio In-Vehicle computers follow EMC conformity, E-Mark, and are EN50155 and EN50121 compliant for railway applications. V2V communication cannot run smoothly if its host computer is not designed to operate in mobile and rugged terrain.

How can V2V be used in Industrial Applications?

Vehicle Telematics

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V2V communication can be advantageous for commercial fleet management. This technology can significantly improve overall fleet safety and increase the efficiency of operations. Fleet drivers will feel safer with V2V communication as they can be alerted about an incident ahead of time and take the appropriate precautions to avoid further problems.

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Intelligent Transportation

As technology advances, intelligent transportation becomes more intricate. Industrial computers have become the source to drive power to all IoT devices and sensors within a vehicle. The addition of V2V communication technology will increase safety and provide the necessary telematics needed by railway operators. Also, it will allow train engineers to gain insight on the status of other trains to make decisions in real-time.

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Premio’s AI Edge Inference Computer 

Our RCO-6000-CML is a high-performance industrial grade computer that provides the needed features to operate data intensive applications like autonomous vehicle testing. It is capable of vehicular deployments because of on-board Power Ignition Management.  

Key Features: 

  • 10th Gen Intel CML and Xeon W Processor 
  • Two-Piece Modularity with EdgeBOOST Nodes 
  • Dedicated GPU and NVMe acceleration 
  • Power Ignition Management 
  • Dual External SIM 
  • Built Ready. Built Rugged. 

The key differentiator of the RCO-6000-CML is the introduction of performance acceleration through EdgeBOOST Nodes. EdgeBOOST Nodes provide extended high-capacity and hotswappable NVMe U.2 storage options and dedicated NVIDIA RTX 2060 SUPER for even greater performance. Power Ignition Management and dual SIM allows our AI Edge Inference Computer to be deployed in mobile applications because it can remain consistently connected wirelessly and safely boot/shutdown without data loss or corruption. The RCO-6000-CML is designed to operate in rugged environments where high-performance processing power is needed. 

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Premio’s In-Vehicle Computer

The ACO-6000-CML is designed specifically for vehicular applications. Unlike other industrial computers, it can support up to 16 PoE and is certified for railway standards. 

Key Features: 

  • EN-50155/50121-3-2/50121-4 and E-Mark Standards complaint 
  • 10th Gen Intel CML and Xeon W Processor 
  • Expansive and modular 16x IoT Connectivity 
  • CAN Bus 
  • Power Ignition Management 
  • Dual External SIM 
  • Ruggedized form factor 

The plentiful PoE ports allow for expansive IoT connectivity where sensors, cameras, devices, and such can be connected using standard RJ45 or waterproof locking M12 connectors. It is also validated and carries a full certification for EN-50155/50121-3-2/EN50121-4 series and E-mark to operate on railway and trains. It is capable of wide voltage input of 9-48VDC and 48-110VDC for additional railway deployment requirements. Included within the ACO-6000-CML, is a CAN Bus module that is embedded onto the motherboard to enable vehicle telematics and dual external SIM slots for consistent wireless connectivity while on mobile deployments. Lastly, it is built rugged meaning it can withstand 5Gs of shock and 50Grms of vibration, while also having a wide operating temperature range using a fanless and cableless architecture. 

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Why Choose Premio? 

Premio is a global embedded technology provider that specializes in edge computing solutions. For the past 30 years, we have been delivering the latest generation edge technologies for a variety of applications from mobile in-vehicle to security and surveillance deployments. Our In-Vehicle computers have proven its reliability and performance with multiple case studies and technical insights for educational purposes.