Autotalks Introduced Vehicle-to-Vehicle Development Platform
2 April, 2013
It is probably the first complete solution toward V2V series production in 2015/6 model year in the Automotive Industry
Nir Sasson, CEO of Autotalks. “The long list of OEMs and Tier1s ordering PANGAEA3 validates the need for a superior and complete solution.”
Autotalks from Kfar-Netter, Israel, announced general availability of its series-production vehicle-to-vehicle communication development platform.
The platform, dubbed “PANGAEA3”, is the third generation of Autotalks’ development platform, and the first to use CRATON, the world’s first and most advanced vehicle-to-vehicle communication VLSI set. PANGAEA3 serves field tests and software application development. It accepts two antennas that can concurrently support two independent channels or one channel with optimal antenna diversity. An additional antenna feeds the integrated GPS receiver.
It is fully adheres to European and US specifications, which are widely adopted worldwide and includes a comprehensive software stack with an extensive API for application development. The same application can run either on the embedded ARM Cortex R4F inside CRATON, or on any external CPU connected using Ethernet and the same API.
In October 18, 2012 the company has released the world’s first VLSI for vehicle-to-vehicle communication at the 19th ITS World Congress, Vienna. CRATON is manufactured by Fujitsu Semiconductors, and supports wide temperature range of -40º to +85ºC. Together with Autotalks’ PLUTON, advanced RFIC transceiver, it forms a comprehensive, automotive grade, VLSI solution enabling OEMs’ deployment of vehicle-to-vehicle in 2015 model year.
“The launch of PANGAEA3 is another major milestone toward vehicle-to-vehicle market readiness. PANGAEA3 is significantly stronger than any other platform and the only one ready for first series-production,” said Nir Sasson, CEO of Autotalks. “The long list of OEMs and Tier1s ordering PANGAEA3 validates the need for a superior and complete solution.”
An Android computer application is supplied for controlling and monitoring PANGAEA3 operation. The application displays at real-time the communication performance and includes replay and performance analysis features. PANGAEA3 is a low-cost platform without licensing fees.
“Autotalks is the only company that provides all building blocks for vehicle-to-vehicle communication, including: modem, protocol stack, and security hardware and software. With that, Tier1s have a one-stop-shop for V2V solutions with the benefits of total responsibility, and the shortest series-development process,” said Onn Haran, CTO of Autotalks.
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