NXP Semiconductors RoadLINK V2X chipsets – for Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) communication – will be put into highvolume manufacturing for Delphi Automotive. Having secured a partnership with a leading global automaker, Delphi’s platform is expected to be first to market and on the roads in as little as two years.
The wireless technology significantly improves road safety by alerting drivers of critical traffic information. Using NXP’s technology combined with application software from Cohda Wireless, Delphi’s platform allows alerts to be delivered to vehicles from other cars and surrounding infrastructure such as traffic lights and signage. This alerts drivers about potentially hazardous traffic situations even beyond the line of sight, optimally complementing Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) like radar.
Messages could include blind-intersection collision, road condition hazards, road works, presence of emergency vehicles, stationary or slow moving vehicles, traffic jam and accident warnings, as well as traffic signals or signage indicators.
The solution avoids cellular or other networks that can be slow or unreliable. Instead operations on IEEE 802.11p, a wireless communication standard for the automotive industry, and directly connects surrounding infrastructure and vehicles to each other to achieve immediate transmission and ensure reliable road safety communications.