Cohda successfully demonstrates connectivity in tunnels and urban canyons
Autonomous Vehicle Technology announces 2020 ACES Award Winner in Connectivity | V2X category
Cohda Wireless has been busy trying to extend connectivity for future autonomous mobility to some of the most challenging environments. Most recently a tech demonstration in Norway was able to locate a vehicle moving through the tunnel with a high degree of accuracy and before that a demonstration was intended to prove the potential for improve vehicle safety on city streets where connectivity is obstructed by buildings or other infrastructure. The Bjørnegård trial by Norwegian tunnel technology company Aventi was intended to demonstrate the efficacy of the Cohda Wireless vehicle positioning solution, V2X-Locate, in the new 2.2-km (1.4-mi) tunnel. Four of Cohda’s road-side units (RSUs) were able to locate a vehicle moving through the tunnel with a high degree of accuracy, paving the way for the introduction of reliable cooperative connected automated and automated mobility and cooperative intelligent transport system (C-ITS) technology services in tunnels, which make up 1400 km (870 mi) of Norway’s roads. Earlier, Cohda took its connected technology to the streets of Adelaide, Australia, to demo its technology in the challenging urban canyons of a typical city. It demonstrated that when connected to each other using its smart V2X technology, connected autonomous vehicles could detect another approaching a red light at speed, determine it was not going to stop, and pre-emptively identify and respond to the threat by slowing down and stopping. Both projects illustrate that the always-on connectivity technology that will be needed to allow vehicles to communicate with each other and with fixed roadside infrastructure, as well as vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and cyclists.
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