Telecommunications researchers at TU Wien (Technical University Vienna) have developed a new antenna concept for cars which could replace the current ‘shark fin’ attachments, now becoming too small. The antenna box, made from carbon fibre-reinforced polymer, can be integrated in a cavity within the front of a car’s roof and can accommodate the growing requirements Read More..
Ford, Honda and Volkswagen have demonstrated or announced vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2X) trials this week. These are all intended to explore technologies to ease traffic congestion, smooth out traffic flow and increase safety and efficiency; and while they currently involve alerts (and later, interventions) to human drivers, in the longer-term the technologies will be applicable Read More..
NXP Semiconductors and Hitachi Solutions are partnering to develop a new V2X solution, initially for the Japanese market with launch in 2019. This will combine NXP’s V2X modern and processor with a Hitachi V2X software stack, to be supplied to carmakers as telematics modules or on-board units. The secure high-speed DSRC (dedicated short range communications) Read More..
Toyota’s North America R&D team members are being invited to connect up their cars to the Ann Arbor Connected Vehicle Test Environment (AACVTE), led by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). The AACVTE is trialling the latest wireless DSRC 5.9GHz V2X system and is asking over 1800 Toyota employees plus their families in Read More..
Hyundai Motor has teamed up with Autotalks, a company that plans to develop the next generation chipset for connected cars. The Korean carmaker said that, through its investment in Autotalks, it hopes to speed up development and deployment of such a chipset, which it sees as vital to the realization of autonomous driving. “Connectivity is Read More..