Autotalks Launched B2V Communication Solution

7 June, 2017

Bosch is now testing the Bike-to-Vehicle technology from Autotalks. According to the World Health Organization, 23% out of traffic fatalities are motorcycle riders

Autotalks B2V Solution

Autotalks from Kfar Netter, Israel, expands its V2X (Vehicle-to-Everything) wireless communication solutions, with the new Bike-to-Vehicle (B2V) solution, a technology for the prevention of motorcycle accidents. The solution is based on the B2X (Bike-to-Everything) chipset developed by Autotalks. Bosch, a leading global supplier of technology and services for the automotive industry, revealed that it is carrying out a development B2V study that incorporates Autotalks’ B2V technology alongside Ducati’s motorcycles and Cohda Wireless’ software stack.

According to Bosch accident research, the B2V technology could prevent nearly a third of all powered two-wheeler accidents with casualties in Germany. Autotalks’ B2V solution enables detection of motorcycles that are not visible to the human eye or cameras of any sort. Autotalks suggest simple integration, low power consumption, very small form factor, long range wireless communication and  smooth operations in harsh conditions involving extremes temperatures, shock, vibrations and dirt characterizing motorcycles.

Bike to Vehicle Communication Case:

The use of DSRC (Dedicated Short Range Communications) protocol enables cars and motorcycles to safely exchange data such as speed, direction of travel, location and braking mode. Since motorcycles rarely have telematics services and are not obliged to support the eCall regulation, they do not include a cellular modem. Therefore, according to Autotalks, the simplest and cheapest connectivity for motorcycles is DSRC based systems.

CRATON2 Communication ProcessorHagai Zyss, Autotalks’ CEO, said that the launch of B2V technology is a significant milestone for Autotalks as well as for motorcycle drivers. “Motorcycle accidents are one of the world’s leading causes of unnatural deaths. According to the World Health Organization data from 2015, 23% out of 1.25 million traffic fatalities are motorcycle riders.

A 2013 study conducted by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicates that motorcyclists have a 26-fold higher risk of death than those who drive other vehicles. Motorcycles are characterized by their relatively small size, high speed and maneuverability, which make it difficult to identify them and predict their movements. B2V will enhance motorcyclists’ safety.”

Pioneer of V2X

Autotalks was founded in 2008 ans is considered one of the pioneers of the V2X chipset market. It provides three chips: CRATON communication processor, specifically designed for autonomous vehicles, is the most advanced and secure V2X communication solution. PLUTON automotive-grade V2X RF Transceiver IC that is optimized for V2X and is compliant with 802.11p, and SECTON chipset that integrates an enhanced-range mobility-optimized IEEE802.11p modem, an ultra-low-latency V2X Hardware Security Module (eHSM) and crypto agile hardware verification engines.

SECTON also supports IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac to enable high-bandwidth external Wi-Fi for supplementary value-added services. The chipsets exceed all requirements mandated by the USDOT’s V2V notice of proposed rule making (NPRM). In March 2017, Autotalks announced a $30 million financing round to expand its operations worldwide, which brings and investments in the company to $70 million to date.

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