Quectel Wireless Solutions announced its automotive grade C-V2X module AG15, which features the Qualcomm 9150 C-V2X chipset solution from Qualcomm Technologies. The module is now sampling to the automotive industry for the development of commercial C-V2X products. The AG15 C-V2X module is manufactured in accordance to the IATF 16949:2016 quality management system standard for the automotive sector, and it fully complies with the automotive product quality processes, including APQP and PPAP. Pairing with the Quectel automotive grade LTE module AG35, Quectel's AG15 is designed to meet the telematics and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) connectivity requirements of next-generation automotive applications, such as autonomous driving and road safety.
Based on C-V2X technology, the Quectel AG15 module adopts the 3GPP Release 14 C-V2X PC5 protocol. It is designed to allow low-latency, highly reliable, and highly dense data exchange between vehicles and their surroundings. Without the need for a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM), cellular subscription, or network assistance, the C-V2X direct communication mode helps reduce complexity and cost for customers. For positioning function, the AG15 features a built-in multi-constellation high-precision GNSS (GPS/GLONASS/BeiDou/Galileo/QZSS) receiver, with additional support from Satellite Based Augmentation Systems (SBAS) and Qualcomm 3D dead reckoning technology, which greatly improves the positioning accuracy and speed while simplifying customer designs. Additionally, the Qualcomm 9150 C-V2X chipset solution has a built-in A7 application processor (1.5 GHz), which potentially could be used to run ITS stack and associated C-V2X applications.