U-blox has partnered with Cohda Wireless to deliver 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.
The companies have a long-standing relationship and share a collective vision of leveraging wireless technology to lessen the number of road accidents and fatalities around the world. The UBX-P3 chip, which allows wireless V2V and V2I communication, has now been improved with Cohda’s hardware-agnostic software applications, which are the deployed widely in the industry, giving 360-degree awareness and identifying hidden threats beyond anything a driver or on-board sensors can view.
“In order to progress vehicle safety, OEMs need to produce vehicles that have embedded V2X wireless communication technology as a standard inclusion,” explained Cohda wireless chief engineer, Fabien Cure. “Likewise, cities around the world are preparing for the introduction of wide-scale cooperative intelligent transport systems.”
“Connectedness is the key to safer roads and highways around the world, and a technology solution of this calibre is an enabler of further trials and development in this sector that we warmly welcome,” added Mr Cure.
“The porting of Cohda’s leading V2X software stack onto our high-performance UBX-P3 chip forms a leading solution and enables a swift integration into automotive platforms”, said Herbert Blaser, senior director, Product Center Short Range Radio at U-blox.