Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT


Wireless module for vehicle comms

4 November 2015 Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

Vehicle to vehicle (V2V) and vehicle to infrastructure (V2I) wireless technologies, also known as vehicle to everything (V2X), are paving the way to the transportation of the future, and ultimately autonomous driving.

By allowing communication between vehicles and their surroundings, V2X is set to improve road safety, reduce traffic congestion and energy consumption, while enhancing passenger experience and safety. Coupled with more conventional Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) technologies, such as radar sensors and cameras, it enables a 360° situational awareness with information such as the position, speed and direction of surrounding vehicles.

In a move to target this market while focussing on software IP, u-blox has licensed the design of Cohda Wireless’ MK5, a state of the art V2X radio module. The result is THEO P1, a compact, automotive grade transceiver module facilitating development of electronics for V2X communication systems. Already with a strong market penetration, it addresses both equipment within vehicles (OBU On Board Units) and road infrastructure (RSU Road Side Units).

Based on a 5,9 GHz radio link, a two way, short range wireless communications technology, THEO P1 is designed to work with vehicles at speeds up to 250 km/h and within a 1000 metre range. Cohda Wireless will continue to offer MK5 OBU and MK5 RSU products into V2X trials and low- to mid-volume V2X deployments, but in future these will be based on the THEO P1.

For more information contact Andrew Hutton, RF Design, +27 (0)21 555 8400, andrew@rfdesign.co.za, www.rfdesign.co.za



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