Automotive

V2X solution with dual-band WiFi pre-certification

17th March 2020
Alex Lynn

Autotalks has successfully completed WiFi 5 pre-certification for its evaluation kit based on its 2nd generation V2X chipset. Autotalks dual-mode (DSRC and C-V2X) chipset recently achieved this milestone for its dual-band WiFi (2.4GHz and 5GHz) supporting standards 802.11a/b/g/n/ac. The testing was done by an authorized test laboratory of the WiFi Alliance, using Autotalks evaluation kits.

As automakers increasingly embed V2X units in the vehicles’ TCU (Telematics Control Unit), the addition of out-of-vehicle WiFi functionality to Autotalks’ V2X chipset can facilitate a range of out of vehicle connectivity services. These include mobile data offloading, diagnostic services, public hotspot access, over-the-air updates, self-parking and electric vehicle wireless charging communication using the V2X external antennas, for increasing the range of out-of-vehicle WiFi.

This millstone highlights the flexibility of Autotalks’ chipset and the company’s ability to deliver communications devices for the automotive market that are compliant with industry standards. Following DSRC certification in the US and C-V2X conformance testing in China, this WiFi pre-certification demonstrates Autotalks’ ability to provide a one-stop chipset for the connected car, enabling both safety and advanced service use cases. Autotalks’ automotive qualified chipsets have been selected for mass production DSRC and C-V2X projects by global OEMs and Tier1s.

“We are pleased to achieve this milestone, which fortifies our position as a global chipset provider for automotive connectivity platforms,” said Amos Freund, Autotalks’ VP for Research and Development. “As more and more OEMs embrace V2X into their connectivity platforms we strive to deliver the most value per chipset and accelerate the deployment of this life-saving technology."

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