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u-blox, Commsignia and NXP partner on V2X

V2X technology is the only proven and production ready technology that can reliably see around corners

V2X information will augment a driver's awareness to improve safety
V2X information will augment a driver's awareness to improve safety

V2X manufacturers, u-blox, Commsignia and NXP Semiconductors have teamed up to help meet rapidly increasing demand for vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) technology.


Automotive manufacturers are reportedly looking for ways to bring V2X to market now, ramping up to 100 per cent implementation in new cars within the next five years.


The companies claim the strategic collaboration will accelerate the adoption of V2X technology thanks to the availability of fully integrated hardware and software solutions in a fully-fledged and secure (US DOT SCMS compliant) V2X system.


“This collaboration focuses on delivering production-ready vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) systems like our V2X communication module,” said Costas Meimetis, director product strategy short range radio at u-blox.


“We are already present in the market through our Theo module family, this collaboration will strengthen our position and allow u-blox to innovate faster, bringing new solutions to market starting. Our expertise and this collaboration means we are uniquely positioned to meet the increasing demand from automotive manufacturers, who must meet new legislation in key markets.”


The adoption of V2X technology in North America and European markets equips new vehicles with the ability to securely and anonymously share information with other similarly equipped vehicles, infrastructure and even pedestrians within a radius of up to 1km.


According to the companies, IEEE 802.11p V2X technology is the only proven and production ready technology today that can reliably see around corners. V2X information will augment the awareness of drivers to improve safety, reduce congestion and emissions, thereby delivering real savings and benefits to all road users today and in the future for self-driving autonomous vehicles.


“Commsignia leads the market with the best end-to-end V2X software suite for connecting cars and smart city infrastructure,” added Jozsef Kovacs, CEO of Commsignia.


“Combined with the NXP RoadLINK chipset and u-blox module, automotive manufacturers can benefit from the enhanced performance of a secure and fully integrated solution to implement V2X technology in new vehicle designs, so taking the next step towards improving the safety and efficiency of our roads.”


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