u-blox has partnered with Cohda Wireless, a purveyor of connected autonomous vehicle software, to produce an advanced V2X solution for the cooperative intelligent transport market. Cohda’s V2X software stack will support the u-blox V2X chip UBX-P3 for connectivity based on DSRC/802.11p standards.
Cohda Wireless and u-blox have long shared a common vision of leveraging wireless technology to reduce the number of road accidents and fatalities across the globe. The u-blox UBX-P3 chip, which enables wireless vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication, has now been enhanced with Cohda’s hardware-agnostic software applications, which provide 360° awareness and detection of hidden threats beyond anything a driver or on-board sensors can see.
According to Cohda’s Wireless Chief Engineer Fabien Cure, the partnership offers the market an advanced V2X solution that will be of interest to Tier One automotive suppliers, automakers themselves, and road authority suppliers. “In order to progress vehicle safety, OEMs need to produce vehicles that have embedded V2X wireless communication technology as a standard inclusion,” explained Mr. Cure. “Likewise, cities around the world are preparing for the introduction of wide scale cooperative intelligent transport systems.”
Cohda’s software products are applied in more than 60 percent of all V2X field trials in the world today in compliance with US Federal Communications Commission and European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) standards.