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Two eyes see more than one and this applies to V2X receivers

Two eyes see more than one and this applies to V2X receivers
Vehicle‑to‑everything, or V2X, is a groundbreaking technology with the potential to dramatically improve road safety, saving thousands of lives each year. Developed and tested over decades, it uses wireless communication to offer vehicles 360° awareness of what’s going on around them, beyond line of sight, and with up to one kilometre range.
21st January 2019

eCall: How good would that be if your car could call for help?

eCall: How good would that be if your car could call for help?
In recent decades, the number of traffic fatalities has plummeted, thanks to an increasing number of safety features on board, from seat belts to airbags to new lane keeping assistance systems. But even in the European road network, the safest in the world, over 25,000 people lose their lives every year. In addition, another 135,000 people are seriously injured.
17th December 2018

Accelerating V2X active traffic safety

Accelerating V2X active traffic safety
u-blox has announced its UBX‑P3 chip for vehicle-to-everything (V2X) wireless communication based on the DSRC/802.11p standard. The chip builds on THEO‑P1 and VERA-P1 V2X modules, and the company’s experience as a supplier to the existing V2X chip industry. Developed entirely in-house, the UBX-P3 takes u‑blox’s commitment to shaping the future of active safety and autonomous driving technologies to the level of industrialisation.
7th June 2018


Positioning tech for industrial and automotive applications

Positioning tech for industrial and automotive applications
Global provider of wireless and positioning modules and chips, u‑blox, has announced the u-blox F9 technology platform, delivering high precision positioning solutions for mass market industrial and automotive applications. The platform combines multi-band Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) technology with dead reckoning, high precision algorithms, and compatibility with a variety of GNSS correction data services to achieve precision down to the centimetre level.
22nd February 2018

Boosting GNSS with sensor fusion

Boosting GNSS with sensor fusion
Have you ever been led astray by your car’s GPS? After following it blindly for an hour, it suddenly dawns on you that you’re heading in the wrong direction. The immediate instinct is to blame the device, even though it’s much more likely that you misinterpreted its instructions or mistyped your destination. Either way, you’re fuming behind the wheel and not an inch closer to where you want to go.
8th January 2018

Connecting cars for over 12 years

Connecting cars for over 12 years
The automotive industry and u-blox found each other back in sometime around 2005. It was exactly anticipated or planned, but looking back, it’s been a fantastic adventure. Since, u-blox has sold dozens of millions of positioning and communication devices to automotive Tier Ones and OEMs. The automotive industry has become one of our most important verticals, generating over a quarter of the revenue.
11th December 2017

Automotive grade GNSS module suitable for car-roof antennae

Automotive grade GNSS module suitable for car-roof antennae
Global provider of wireless and positioning modules and chips, u‑blox, has announced its automotive grade MAX‑M8Q‑01A GNSS module. Measuring 9.7x10.1x2.5mm, the company claims that it is the smallest automotive grade GNSS module on the market to offer an operating temperature range from -40 to 105°C. The automotive grade MAX-M8Q is u-blox's third automotive grade GNSS module to date, alongside the NEO-M8Q-01A and NEO-M8L-03A modules, further enlarging the automotive positioning product offer.
7th November 2017

V2V and V2X automobiles and infrastructure roll out

V2V and V2X automobiles and infrastructure roll out
With high-level autonomous vehicles, the necessary elements are starting to roll out as GM deploys Vehicle‑to‑Vehicle (V2V) systems in its vehicles, while Vehicle‑to‑Everything (V2X) test beds begin in Tampa, New York, and Wyoming. It’s finally started: Automotive giant GM has begun V2V deployments with the rollout of dedicated short range radio (DSRC) in its 2017 Cadillac CTS models.
11th September 2017

ISO 26262 compliance is not a costly overhead

ISO 26262 compliance is not a costly overhead
Engineers and sales can get along better, and customers get safer automobiles by using the ISO 26262 as agreed‑upon set of rules. “Shoot the engineer and ship the product,” is a fun maxim that has stood the test of time. Engineers and developers like to get it right, step back, and take pride in the beauty of their work. CEOs, marketing, and sales want to get it shipped, on time and below budget.
11th July 2017

Automotive telematics modules with powerful embedded CPU

Automotive telematics modules with powerful embedded CPU
The TOBY-L4 series of automotive grade telematics modules has been announced by u-blox. The series integrates LTE, UMTS and GSM connectivity with a powerful embedded processor, enabling a wide range of applications on a single device. Connectivity is at the heart of the TOBY L4 LTE Cat 6 modules, providing full gateway capabilities in a single device capable of delivering up to 300Mbit/s data rates with carrier aggregation capability. Its small 248-pin Land Grid Array (LGA) format measuring 24.8x35.6x2.6mm meets the size/weight/power limitations of in-car applications.
7th June 2017

Next-gen V2X transceiver for ADAS applications

Next-gen V2X transceiver for ADAS applications
Designed to accelerate the development of safer and more automated vehicles, u-blox has announced the VERA P1 series, the latest in its range of V2X modules. The goal of developing safe and reliable self driving cars can only be realised through technology. The automotive industry, governments and standards bodies all agree it will require vehicles to be in constant contact with other vehicles and their surroundings, known respectively as Vehicle To Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle to Infrastructure (V2I), but collectively as Vehicle to Everything (V2X).
1st June 2017

Collaboration drives forwards V2X technology

Collaboration drives forwards V2X technology
In order to address the rapidly growing demand for reliable Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle to Infrastructure (V2I) technology, u-blox, Commsignia and NXP Semiconductors have announced a strategic collaboration. The adoption of V2X technology in North America and European markets equips new vehicles with the ability to securely and anonymously share information with other similarly equipped vehicles, infrastructure and even pedestrians within a radius of up to 1km.
24th May 2017

The latest Automotive Dead Reckoning (ADR) firmware

u-blox has announced availability of its latest Automotive Dead Reckoning (ADR) firmware providing leading performance in navigation, Telematics, eCall and V2X applications for both OEM and after-market applications. Firmware ADR4.10 offers real-time, low latency positioning at up to 30 Hz using a combination of multi-GNSS, inertial sensor and vehicle speed data. This release also offers simplified installation, improved accuracy in the most urban environments and new messages for eCall.
12th May 2017

Security gets FASTR for automotive

Security gets FASTR for automotive
The world we live in is a very connected world, with very few worthwhile things happening in isolation. This is especially true of automotive security and privacy. That’s why the Future of Automotive Security Technology Research (FASTR) consortium recently released a very formal and detailed manifesto, and with it, a call‑to‑action to the entire automotive supply chain.
8th May 2017

RSDB – Connecting cars with better WiFi

RSDB – Connecting cars with better WiFi
Integral to a modern car today is many elements; a major one however, is WiFi. Powered by LTE, vehicle WiFi hotspots are an option on virtually all the latest car models. Most new cars can also use WiFi to integrate the smartphone with a car infotainment system, for example via Apple CarPlay, or Android Auto.
3rd March 2017

Module suits infotainment and telematics applications

Module suits infotainment and telematics applications
  u-blox announced the launch of JODY-W1, a host-based automotive-grade module. The module enables real simultaneous dual band (RSDB) operation for faster, concurrent Wi-Fi connectivity on the 2.4 and 5 GHz wireless bands.
31st January 2017

In‑vehicle LTE – use cases and opportunities for the connected and autonomous car

In‑vehicle LTE – use cases and opportunities for the connected and autonomous car
In January 1886, Karl Benz filed patent 37435 at the German Patent Office, which was subsequently granted in November. It was for a 954cc vehicle, called the Motorwagen, that was able to deliver less than one horsepower and operated with just one front wheel.
15th September 2016

In‑vehicle LTE – use cases and opportunities for the connected and autonomous car

In‑vehicle LTE – use cases and opportunities for the connected and autonomous car
In January 1886, Karl Benz filed patent 37435 at the German Patent Office, which was subsequently granted in November. It was for a 954cc vehicle, called the Motorwagen, that was able to deliver less than one horsepower and operated with just one front wheel.
15th September 2016

Autonomous vehicle’s Lego blocks take shape

Autonomous vehicle’s Lego blocks take shape
  As technology races ahead, government is doing its best to remove obstacles for fully autonomous vehicles to hit the road, soon: 25,000 lives depend on it.
26th August 2016

Positioning & connectivity modules are automotive qualified

Positioning & connectivity modules are automotive qualified
Expanding its product offering, u-blox has added automotive qualified product variants to its range of positioning and cellular wireless connectivity modules. Manufactured according to the ISO/TS 16949 automotive supply chain quality management standard, the modules are thoroughly tested with an extended qualification process aimed at achieving the lowest level of failure rates.
20th July 2016


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