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u-blox improves vehicle communication

u-blox has entered into a strategic collaboration with Commsignia and NXP Semiconductors to address the rapidly growing demand for communication solutions for networked vehicles.

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u-blox improves communication solutions for networked vehicles. (picture: u-blox)

u-bloxCommsignia and NXP Semiconductors are leading providers in V2X technology, which allows vehicles to securely and anonymously share information with other entities (Vehicle to X). V2X encompasses communication with similarly equipped vehicles (Vehicle-to-Vehicle or V2V), infrastructure (Vehicles to Infrastructure or V2I) and even pedestrians.

As the Thalwil-based u-blox explains in a statement, car manufacturers are looking for ways to bring V2X to the market now. The collaboration between the three companies is meant to help accelerate the adoption of V2X technology thanks to the availability of fully integrated hardware and software solutions.

According to Costas Meimetis, Director of Product Strategy Short Range Radio at u-blox, the collaboration focuses on delivering product-ready V2V and V2I systems. “Our expertise and this collaboration means we are uniquely positioned to meet the increasing demand from automotive manufacturers, who must meet new legislation in key markets.”

Integrated V2X technology is designed to improve the safety and efficiency of roads, and u-blox, Commsignia and NXP will present concrete examples of lifesaving applications at the upcoming TU Automotive Detroit Conference and Expo, which will be held on 7 and 8 June. Their demo, entitled Fast track to safe & secure V2X, will demonstrate warning systems for blind spots, vehicle control loss and cooperative forward collision. A short video offers a first glimpse of their technology.

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