Commsignia Launches C-V2X On-Board Units for the US Transportation and Automotive Industry

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Following an announcement in 2018, Commsignia started commercial production of their next generation ITS-OB4-C C-V2X aftermarket on-board unit (OBU), which is a result of global research and development efforts Commsignia invested in as a leading supplier on the vehicle-to-everything (V2X) segment. Based on the Qualcomm® 9150 C-V2X chipset solution, the ITS-OB4-C OBU includes a software development kit (SDK) designed to enable automotive suppliers and manufacturers to pilot and validate new cooperative use cases. As an aftermarket solution, it is designed to enable municipalities, fleet operators and mobility service providers to increase safety and efficiency on the road utilizing C-V2X direct communications with a secure single box solution.

"The new onboard unit represents a future-proof approach in the rollout of V2X, giving our customers more freedom to apply the desired communication technology around a selected application," said Laszlo Virag, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Commsignia.

V2X communication systems are designed to allow vehicles to share sensor information among each other and the smart city infrastructure in real-time, increasing and assuring the 360° awareness on the road to implement various safety and efficiency use-cases both for smart and self-driving vehicles. C-V2X is a global solution for V2X communication and is designed to be globally compatible with 5G, as well as complement other Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) sensors, such as cameras, radar and Light Detection and Radar (LIDAR). C-V2X direct communication mode is designed to offer vehicles low latency communications for Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V), Vehicle-to-Roadside Infrastructure (V2I) and Vehicle-to-Pedestrian (V2P) without the involvement of a cellular network, or cellular network subscription, by operating on designated and harmonized 5.9 GHz ITS spectrum.

The ITS-OB4-C builds on top of the successful OmniAir Certified ITS-OB4 platform, and features a top-quality, automotive-grade V2X software stack and application platform launched in the preceding products. The platform also features a powerful application processor, which is supported by an end-to-end security environment protecting V2X communication, data processing and storage with a Hardware Security Module (HSM) making it an ideal choice for truck platooning, V2X advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS) applications and shared perception for self-driving cars.

Earlier this year, Commsignia introduced the ITS-OB4-C alongside its ITS-RS4-C roadside unit (RSU), which is also based on the Qualcomm® 9150 C-V2X chipset solution. Available as stand-alone products, or with dedicated short-range communication (DSRC/ITS-G5) configurations, the new ITS-RS4-C and ITS-OB4-C platforms are currently available.

"It's been a pleasure working with Commsignia to have our Qualcomm 9150 C-V2X chipset solution featured into their new ITS-OB4-C product," said Nakul Duggal, senior vice president of product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. "As a superior technology, C-V2X meets the existing and evolving requirements for road safety and transportation efficiency. Qualcomm Technologies believes C-V2X is a valuable and a necessary building block in how 5G can further support connected and autonomous vehicles."

The OBU comes pre-installed with Commsignia V2X Network and Security Stack, Cooperative Fusion Middleware and Applications allowing various V2V and V2I use cases to work out of the box while granting customers and integrators an option to develop and deploy custom applications with the SDK that comes with the OBU Development Kit.

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