Autotalks launches vehicle-to-everything chipset

October 28, 2018  - By
Graphic: Autotalks

Graphic: Autotalks

Israel-based Autotalks has launched what it calls a global V2X (vehicle-to-everything) chipset.

The chipset supports both dedicated short-range communications (DSRC) and cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) technology — both allow vehicles to share their location and speed to help prevent accidents and improve the safety of autonomous driving systems, the company said.

The chipset’s processor also could allow customers to switch between the two standards. It minimizes development, testing and certification efforts for a V2X system to be deployed anywhere via a software-defined toggle between the two V2X technologies.

Two competing standards

Automakers have announced intentions to equip their new car models with V2X technology. In recent years, V2X has diverged into two different solutions, DSRC and C-V2X.

While DSRC-based V2X is deployed in the U.S., Europe and Japan, C-V2X is gaining momentum in other regions. Its fundamentally different architectures have made it difficult to harmonize a single global solution.

Autotalks’ response is to equip its second-generation chipsets with C-V2X in addition to native support of DSRC.

Autotalks’ deployment-ready, second-generation V2X chipset supports both DSRC and C-V2X direct communications (PC5 protocol) at the highest security level. According to the company, the chipset supports DSRC based on 802.11p/ITS-G5 standards and C-V2X based on 3GPP specifications.

Autotalks said its chipsets were designed to meet V2X market requirements and standards, including security, environmental, quality, thermal and other requirements.

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