Autotalks participated in a week-long C-V2X testing event, the OmniAir Quebec Plugfest, which took place on 6th-10th May in Blainville, Canada. The successful interoperability and bench tests further underscore Autotalks' position as the leader in C-V2X capabilities. Autotalks performed a successful chipset level interoperability test with another chipset vendor, and successfully interoperated with all dedicated C-V2X test equipment manufacturers that were present at the Plugfest.
The latest positive news comes just several weeks after the company reported the successful completion of a field test in China with a major local technology giant.
“OmniAir Plugfest testing events are designed to drive V2X technology forward, both for DSRC and C-V2X, in a cooperative environment,” said Jason Conley, Executive Director for OmniAir. “We had two major C-V2X chipset providers successfully test for interoperability, and we encourage other C-V2X device makers to participate in our fall 2019 edition.”
OmniAir Consortium develops testing and certification programmes for vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I), and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) devices. OmniAir Consortium’s members work together to promote the deployment of safe, secure, and interoperable, connected vehicle technologies.
As an OmniAir Consortium member, Autotalks works closely with OmniAir and other stakeholders on the C-V2X certification effort. In addition, after passing all relevant bench tests of leading test equipment providers, Autotalks continues to work closely with this sector in order to further define and develop C-V2X test suites.
Autotalks’ deployment-ready, 2nd generation V2X chipset is the world’s first available solution which supports both DSRC based on 802.11p/ITS-G5 standards and C-V2X based on 3GPP release 14 and 15 specifications with embedded V2X cyber security functionality. The chipset allows customers to easily toggle between DSRC and C-V2X communications.
The chipset isolates V2X from the non-safety domains, thus providing domain separation and security, scalability, and potential cost optimisations of Telematic Control Unit (TCU) deployments. The isolation of V2X combined with Autotalks’ recognised cybersecurity leadership enables a truly secure platform.
Amos Freund, Autotalks Vice President for R&D, said: “Achieving this significant milestone shows the maturity of our C-V2X technology towards commercial deployments. Our close collaborations with the ecosystem combined with our deep V2X expertise and know-how is shortening our development time on our automotive qualified chipset, which is already leveraged by many tier1 automotive companies.”