Autotalks showcased its V2X chipset in a large scale demo in Shanghai

V2X chipset provider Autotalks has successfully collaborated with seven consortiums and five car makers including Great Wall, Dongfeng and Brilliance Auto, a top US car maker and a leading European car maker, in China’s largest ever C-V2X demonstration, which took place in Shanghai.

Autotalks demonstrated the interoperability and conformance of its V2X solution to the latest Chinese C-V2X standard.

The demonstration took place as part of the IMT-2020/CAICV/China SAE 2020 C-V2X “New Four Layers” event. The interoperability application demonstration was part of the China SAE Congress and Exhibition that was held on October 27th-29th.

Autotalks’ OEM partners, conducted demonstration rides for hundreds of visitors, exhibiting conformance and interoperability at all levels: chipset, system, software and security. The terminal units at the ‘’New Four Layers” demonstration were powered by Autotalks’ dual-mode (DSRC/C-V2X) chipsets, showcasing the maturity and readiness of Autotalks’ module eco-system. The terminal units were based on C-V2X modules by Murata, Fibocom, M2Motive and Titan, and were running Neusoft’s VeTalk V2X software. The “New Four Layers” event also demonstrated integration with HD Map, accurate positioning services, cloud platform, and tested more complex driving scenarios compared to last year’s event.

Autotalks’ production grade C-V2X solution meets all Chinese performance, configuration, throughput and security requirements and is ready for deployment there as well as in other international markets, following extensive testing in China. The company’s deployment-ready, 2nd generation dual-mode V2X chipset is the world’s first available solution which supports C-V2X based on 3GPP release 14 and 15 specifications with embedded global V2X cyber-security functionality and RX and TX antenna diversity.

In addition to the application demonstration, Autotalks successfully participated in multiple large-scale tests, showcasing superior performance in multi-OBU (On-Board Units) environment. The large-scale tests, which involved more than 180 OBUs in multiple settings, simulated more difficult environments that represent real-world edge cases.

The 2020 “New Four Layers” demonstration follows Autotalks’ successful participation in last year’s event and the selection of Autotalks for a mass production C-V2X program in China, one of the first to be deployed in the huge Chinese market.

“Israel May be a Bridge Between China and US”

The trade war between US and China has sent shocking waves across the Technology Industry and sent many high profile exetutives to plea for “ceasefire”‘. But, according to Haggai Ravid, CEO of Cukierman & Co. Investment House, the real impact of the trade war is smaller than what had been anticipated, and some countries, like Israel for example, can benefit from this newly arrived reality.

“The financial markets have become ‘accustomed’ to the threats of the trade war”, He explained in a statement to Techtime. “We have seen that things are very fluid. Statements often change from a fight to reconciliation, therefore in the end, the market forces will be the ones to dictate the tone. China has reacted moderately to the US policy, and both sides seem to be looking for solutions behind the scene.”

Haggai Ravid believes that one possible result of this trade war is that “Israel may become an investment bridge between China and the US”, and will attracts Chinese investors for its technology.  “In the past two years the Chinese market has matured and has created many start-ups. It seems that now the Chinese today are more interested in medicine, advanced production, automation and robotics technologies that are very advanced in Israel.”

Israeli Technologies in Europe

Europe will continue to be an excellent market for Israeli technologies, he said. “European investments in Israel nearly doubled in 2018, compared to 2017”. He warned that possible reduction of Israel’s budget for the Horizon 2020 plan, which is currently under consideration, could harm investments in joint Israeli and European ventures.

“The Europeans are eagerly interested in water technologies, automotive, life sciences and cyber security. The low valuations of Israeli start-ups versus their counterparts in the US and Europe, encourages European investors to make investments in Israeli technologies.” Cukierman and Co. Investment House is headquartered in Tel Aviv, and provides Investment Banking services, including M&A, Private Placement, IPO on international exchanges, asset management, and strategic advisory services to Israeli and International companies.