U-blox announced its latest contribution to vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology: the VERA-P3 V2X module. Based on the company's UBX-P3 V2X chip, VERA-P3 puts automotive OEMs, Tier-1s, and manufacturers of traffic management infrastructure on a fast track to combining V2X technology into their platforms and solutions and deploying it commercially.
VERA-P3 communicates through the IEEE 802.11p wireless standard, referred to as DSRC in the USA, also known as ITS-G5 in Europe, to connect vehicles and with roadside infrastructure. By effectively seeing past the line of sight, V2X permits vehicles assist drivers in possibly dangerous situations, in the event of slow traffic ahead and by negotiating complicated intersections. Smart cities can also profit from V2I applications to regulate traffic, from giving greenlight speed advisory, roadwork warnings, and hazardous location warnings.
“The VERA-P3 module packages the UBX-P3 chip, which has already been successfully used in trials and customer applications, into an easy-to-use module,” says Chafik Driouichi, senior product strategy manager, Short Range Product Center at u-blox. “The module reduces the overall complexity of integrating the technology, speeding up time to market, reducing costs and capital investment, and future-proofing end products.”