Qualcomm and global automakers drive commercialization of C-V2X
Qualcomm Inc. announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., is working with leading carmakers and automotive suppliers to accelerate the commercial introduction of Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) technology using the Qualcomm 9150 C-V2X chipset solution. C-V2X is a global solution for V2X communications designed to support improved automotive safety, automated driving, and traffic efficiency. Tier 1 suppliers, cellular module manufacturers, software solution providers, and system integrators have expressed their support for the deployment of C-V2X technology in upcoming production vehicles and roadside units (RSU) starting in 2019. Qualcomm Technologies is currently conducting C-V2X field validations working with car manufacturers and automotive ecosystem participants in Germany, France, Korea, China, Japan, and the United States.
Automotive ecosystem participants interested in delivering next-generation products incorporating C-V2X technology using Qualcomm Technologies' solutions include Tier 1 suppliers LG Electronics, Continental, Ficosa-Panasonic, Lear, and Valeo, as well as cellular module manufacturers Gemalto, LG Innotek, Quectel, Sierra Wireless, Telit, WNC, and ZTE. Qualcomm Technologies is also working with V2X software stack and application providers Cohda Wireless, Commsignia, and Savari, along with system integrators Sasken and Thundersoft, to expedite C-V2X commercialization by helping the automotive ecosystem to take advantage of the industry's decade-long investment in ITS software and standardized protocols such as ETSI-ITS, IEEE WAVE, and SAE.
C-V2X is designed to be globally compatible with 5G and complement other advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) sensors, such as cameras, radar, and LIDAR.
The 9150 C-V2X chipset features improved direct communication range, reliability, and latency in the face of congested roadways. The company also plans for the chipset to be commercially available in the second half of 2018 with select suppliers expected to launch systems based on the 9150 C-V2X chipset solution shortly thereafter.
For more information on C-V2X, visit www.qualcomm.com/c-v2x.