Fujitsu and Autotalks partner to develop vehicle-to-vehicle communication processor

September 27, 2011 // By Phil Ling
Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe (FSEU) and Autotalks have reached an agreement to co-operate on Autotalks’ communication processor, to be developed by Autotalks and manufactured by Fujitsu Semiconductor. The combined efforts of the two technology leaders will provide OEMs and Tier1s with a vehicle-to-vehicle communication processor by next year.

Autotalks’ vehicle-to-vehicle technology, which combines optimised vehicular modem, advanced security, enhanced positioning and safety application processor, utilises Fujitsu’s silicon technology solutions and production facilities. By providing complete and enhanced feature sets for OEMs and Tier1s, this partnership will enable deployment of vehicle-to-vehicle communication units.

“We are delighted to be working with Autotalks and are dedicated to bringing our customers the very best technological differentiators to help fuel innovation and development. Autotalks has an excellent technology for vehicle-to-vehicle communication,” said Mark Ellins, Director Common Technologies & Functions at FSEU.

Autotalks’ Integrated Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication Processor uses its own technologies, developed to increase communication reliability, and provides the most accurate information for safety applications. The technology was tested in many field trials worldwide.

The communication processor supports the US, EU and Japan specifications, and will be available in 2012. "The flexibility of Autotalks’ communication processor and our experience with vehicle-to-vehicle installation aspects enable us to address different configurations for OEMs and Tier1s in the most comprehensive way and in a cost-effective manner," said Onn Haran, CTO of Autotalks.