Israeli startup Autotalks, which propagates a hybrid model for the connected car involving both DSRC and cellular, has launched a Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) chipset solution that will support both dedicated short-range communications (DSRC) and cellular’s C-V2X based on 3GPP specifications.
The company claimed that its 2nd generation V2X chipset was the solution capable of supporting both DSRC and C-V2X direct communications based on PC5 protocol. The chipset supports DSRC based on 802.11p/ITS-G5 standards and C-V2X based on 3GPP specifications, claimed the company.
The company asserted that V2X communication was heading to mass-market adoption as the world’s largest OEMs recently announced intentions to equip their new car models with this technology. According to Autotalks, in recent years, V2X diverged into two different technologies, DSRC and C-V2X, with fundamentally different architectures, making it difficult to harmonize a single global solution.
Autotalks said it addresses this need with C-V2X in addition to their native support of DSRC. While DSRC-based V2X is deployed in the US, Europe and Japan, C-V2X is gaining momentum in other regions, said the Israeli firm.
The company informed that its chipsets were designed from the ground up to meet V2X market requirements and standards, which gives its C-V2X offering a head start to meet security, environmental, quality, thermal and other requirements. Delivering dual-mode (DSRC and C-V2X) functionality on existing automotive qualified AEC-Q100 grade 2 chipsets while leveraging production grade software and maintaining the present API, enables the shortest time to market for a global dual-mode V2X platform.
The company said its PC5 solution utilizes the globally defined 5.9 GHz ITS spectrum for V2X and is cellular network agnostic (no cellular SIM or coverage required, works without or with any 3G/4G/5G cellular modem). Separating V2X from the Cellular Network
Access Device (NAD) improves the cost-effectiveness of Telematic Control Unit (TCU) deployments. The separation of V2X from in-vehicle infotainment ensures that the purpose of the V2X system, which is giving drivers alerts of on-road dangers, is not compromised. Furthermore, V2X isolation combined with Autotalks’ recognized cybersecurity leadership leads to a truly secure platform; a fundamental V2X requirement and necessity. To learn more about the separation of PC5 from cellular NAD, please read this whitepaper.
“Autotalks is proud to announce that its existing 2nd generation chipset can now support PC5,” said Hagai Zyss, CEO of Autotalks. “It is a revolutionary stride proving Autotalks’ market leadership. This demonstrates that a truly secure global V2X solution could have only been developed by a company that has multidisciplinary experience in creating automotive safety communication solutions. We are committed to staying forward thinkers and bringing to mass-market a V2X solution that will save lives in all regions and protocols in the most cost-efficient manner.”