Autotalks CTO calls for cooperation in V2X standards battle

May 12, 2017 //By Christoph Hammerschmidt
DSRC and 5G proponents in the V2X (Vehicle-to-Everything) arena must cooperate in order to quickly roll out V2X to series vehicles and thus help to prevent traffic accidents, says Onn Haran, co-founder and CTO of Israeli DSRC-based V2X communications technology company Autotalks, in an interview with eeNews Europe.

Onn Haran, Autotalks' co-founder and CTO urges cellular operators, vehicle manufacturers and automotive technology vendors to convene a V2X roundtable – for the sake of automotive safety. His point: It makes no sense if the competing camps of DSRC (typically IEEE 802.11p) and cellular wireless technology (LTE and 5G) continue to believe that their respective technology could be the only one to build V2X applications. Haran: "Our proposals for a common V2X platform can increase road safety while allowing cellular operators and vehicle manufacturers to benefit commercially" 

"We are talking with a wide range of industry players on a daily basis and we hear a clear feeling of discontentment in these conversations," he shared. "Managers and technologists from both sides – DSRC and 5G, feel that the industry has trapped itself in a whirlwind where each side attempts to prove the supremacy of its technology. The vast time and monetary resources invested in the battle between 5G and DSRC proponents divide the industry in a way that puts futile burden on cellular operators, vehicle manufacturers and automotive technology vendors and makes it harder to quickly achieve effective deployment of life-saving V2X technologies."