Autotalks Merged DSRC and C-V2X into a unified V2X
5 September, 2018
While DSRC-based V2X is deployed in the US, Europe and Japan, The Cellular based C-V2X communication is gaining momentum in other regions
By Roni Lifshitz, Techtime
Autotalks launched its 2nd generation V2X (Vehicle to Everything) chipset, and revealed that it is the only available solution capable of supporting both DSRC and C-V2X direct communications (PC5 protocol). The chipset supports DSRC based on 802.11p/ITS-G5 standards and C-V2X based on 3GPP specifications. In recent years, V2X diverged into two different technologies, DSRC and C-V2X, with fundamentally different architectures, making it difficult to harmonize a single global solution.
While DSRC-based V2X is deployed in the US, Europe and Japan, C-V2X is gaining momentum in other regions. Autotalks chipsets were designed from the ground up to meet all the requirements and to deliver dual-mode (DSRC and C-V2X) functionality on existing automotive qualified AEC-Q100 grade 2, while maintaining the present software API.
Autotalks’ PC5 solution utilizes the globally defined 5.9 GHz ITS spectrum for V2X and is cellular network agnostic (no cellular SIM or coverage required, works without or with any 3G/4G/5G cellular modem). Separating V2X from the cellular Network Access Device (NAD) improves the cost-effectiveness of Telematic Control Unit (TCU) deployments. The separation of V2X from in-vehicle infotainment ensures that the purpose of the V2X system, which is giving drivers alerts of on-road dangers, is not compromised.
Furthermore, V2X isolation come hand in hand with cyber security protection. Autotalks from Kfar Netter, Israel, was founded in 2008, is considered a V2X chipset market pioneer. “Our 2nd generation chipset can now support PC5,” said Hagai Zyss, CEO of Autotalks. “It is a revolutionary stride. This demonstrates that a truly secure global V2X solution could have only been developed by a company that has multidisciplinary experience in creating Automotive safety communication solutions.”
For more information about PC5, click: Autotalks Whitepaper.