Advanced V2X system boasts accurate satellite positioning

December 05, 2014 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Australia-based Cohda Wireless offers a DSRC (Dedicated Short-Range Communications) based V2X system that uses accurate satellite positioning with embedded dead reckoning technology provided by Swiss-based u-blox. The system enables, for example, early warning of an imminent collision, oncoming traffic, presence of road workers and unsafe speed based on vehicles in the vicinity.

V2X incorporates both Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) technology and will be instrumental in the next generation of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) as well as autonomous vehicles.

"Cohda's V2X DSRC based systems make full use of u-blox's advanced automotive-grade positioning technology to enhance driver safety through ample warning time and excellent non-line-of-sight performance. Such technology will soon be a standard feature embedded in all vehicles," said Michael Ammann, VP Platform Partnerships at u‑blox.

"Our V2X vehicle warning systems are dependent on highly accurate position and velocity data to deliver the performance that is crucial to meet the safety demands of next generation cars," said Fabien Cure, Chief Engineer at Cohda Wireless.

He further added that satellite positioning, leading automotive dead reckoning technology, module roadmap and clear strategy from u-blox to deliver lane accurate performance in challenging urban environments was convincing. According to Fabien, M8 GNSS technology from u-blox is the right choice for MK5 and the future Cohda development platform.

Offering best in class performance, the MK5 is suitable for first-mount automotive electronics, aftermarket products, and roadside infrastructure.