Smart city solutions provider Cohda Wireless has partnered with Swiss firm u-blox to produce an advanced V2X solution.
They say the deal will see Cohda’s V2X software stack supporting the a chip from the wireless communication technologies and services company.
The u-blox chip enables wireless vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication which has now been enhanced with Cohda’s hardware-agnostic software applications, providing 360° awareness and detecting hidden threats beyond anything a driver or on-board sensors can see.
Cohda Wireless Chief Engineer Fabien Cure said that the partnership offers the market an advanced V2X solution, “In order to progress vehicle safety, OEMs need to produce vehicles that have embedded V2X wireless communication technology as a standard inclusion,” he explained. “Likewise, cities around the world are preparing for the introduction of wide scale cooperative intelligent transport systems Cohda is the only supplier to have its V2X software feature in production vehicles, namely GM and Volkswagen.”
“The porting of Cohda’s leading V2X onto our high-performance UBX-P3 chip is an important proof point that both our solutions are interoperable and enable a swift integration into automotive platforms”, added Herbert Blaser, Senior Director, Product Center Short Range Radio at u-blox. “When we connect vehicles to each other and to roadside infrastructure, we are creating an intelligent and integrated road transport system that has the potential to reduce road accidents simply because the technology is capable of things humans aren’t.”