Cohda Wireless and Sasken collaborate on V2X
Cohda Wireless, a maker of connected autonomous vehicle technologies, and Sasken Technologies Ltd., a product engineering and digital transformation services provider, announced a strategic technology partnership to accelerate the adoption of vehicle-to-everything (V2X) in the connected vehicle space using either cellular or dedicated short-range communication (DSRC) technologies. The companies are collaborating to create a complete telematics control unit (TCU) software reference design that will include Sasken’s TCU software and middleware coupled with Cohda Wireless’ DSRC/C-V2X (cellular V2X) stack and applications.
Fabien Cure, Chief Engineer, Cohda Wireless, said, “This partnership is of global significance, as it will drastically improve time-to-market for OEMs, Tier 1s, and government transport authority initiatives. The integration of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) in production vehicles is very complex, and the combined experience of Cohda and Sasken presents a unique one-stop solution to the market.”
“Cohda is the only company to integrate V2X software into two car manufacturer platforms, while Sasken has extensive expertise in vehicle integration. This partnership represents a significant milestone in making road transport systems safer and smarter,” he added.
“Through our collaboration, we aim to create a best-in-class telematics reference design that will benefit autonomous vehicles, public transportation, and heavy vehicles industries,” said Calvin Nichols, VP and head, Automotive Business, Sasken. “Currently, there is a significant amount of integration of telematics, V2X, and vehicle communication software protocols in separate electronic modules that create complexity. This solution will enable integration of different software requirements into a reference design that OEMs and Tier 1s can utilize to streamline their product development time and speed to market,” he added.