Commsignia's new V2X platform to support live autonomous vehicle and road safety deployments
Commsignia announced it next-generation ITS-RS4 Smart City distributed intelligence roadside unit and its onboard vehicle counterpart, the ITS-OB4, DSRC/Cellular V2X connectivity platform, which will enable sensor data sharing among autonomous vehicles and smart city infrastructure. First deployments will be at CES Las Vegas 2018.
The ITS-RS4 acts as a local hub for sensor data exchange as well as a service/application platform that can be used to enhance the safety of all road users and help optimize traffic management. The ITS-RS4 gathers information from the surrounding environment such as traffic cameras, traffic light controllers, sensors, and V2X connected vehicles—cars, motorcycles, and even bicycles. A deep neural network/GPU accelerated artificial intelligence processor creates a real-time representation of the information to create a dynamic model of the environment.
Applications and services in the ITS-RS4 use the dynamic model to enhance road-safety generating real-time alerts to drivers, connected autonomous vehicles, and pedestrians, while escalating events and aggregated data for analytics to traffic management centers.
The ITS-RS4 platform can reportedly use all next-generation DSRC and Cellular-V2X connectivity modes for real-time sensor data sharing as well as legacy backbone connectivity modes to the cloud. It features cybersecurity measures including hardware security modules (HSM) and V2X software stack.
The ITS-RS4 platform builds on the V2X software stack supporting applications including V2V for vehicle collision avoidance and safety systems; V2I for enhanced traffic signal timing and priority; V2N for real-time traffic routing and cloud services; and V2P for safety alerts to pedestrians, cyclists, and motor bikes.