Cohda Wireless has developed what it calls the world’s most advanced and versatile Vehicle to Everything (V2X) connectivity solution "to help pave the way for the introduction of connected vehicles on smart roads and highways".
Available from December 2022, the MK6 RSU (roadside unit) and OBU (on-board unit) include DSRC, C-V2X, LTE/5G and Wi-Fi/Bluetooth, giving users flexibility and interoperability and helping the roll-out of cooperative intelligent transport systems (C-ITS), the company says.
Cohda CEO Paul Gray says: “More and more cities across the world are actively embarking on initiatives to introduce connected vehicles on their roads and we developed the MK6 with the intent that it would become the undisputed connectivity solution of choice."
“City transport authorities want to invest confidently in future-proof products and when they equip their traffic lights and other roadside infrastructure with the MK6 RSU they are deploying a road-ready solution that can reduce congestion and road accidents.”
In addition to its connectivity, the MK6 also has improved security and processing power, Gray says.
Cohda has been involved with the New York Connected Vehicle Project as well as Australia’s largest pilot, the Ipswich Connected Vehicle Project and its V2X tech has been included in car manufacturer's production models, including Volkswagen's Golf 8.
“We are approaching a tipping point and we expect the MK6 to be a catalyst for increased momentum,” explained Gray.
The product features NXP Semiconductors’ RoadLink SAF5400 and SXF1800 chipsets as well as the Qualcomm Snapdragon Auto 5G Modem-RF Platform.