Russia takes first steps towards market rollout of V2X
The NTI (National Technology Initiative) AutoNet project, managed by Glonass Union non-commercial partnership is leading the move. The goal is not only to introduce this technology to Russia’s domestic vehicle market but also to support the Euro NCAP initiative to add V2X to the vehicle safety rating starting 2024.
Russia is a major player in the car production market, with around 1.77 million vehicles produced in 2018, ranking 13th among car-producing nations in 2018, and accounting for 1.8% of the worldwide production.
To drive the adoption of the V2X technology in Russia, V2X tests have been recently launched in St. Petersburg. Further V2X pilot tests are planned in Kaliningrad and in other regions, including tests on high-speed highways. OEMs and other partners will be invited to join these field tests. In addition, Russian representatives are in discussions with the pan-European C-Roads project on cross-border tests encompassing Russia and EU member states.
Sreda Solutions, a prominent provider in Russia’s wireless technology and automotive embedded systems market, launched its first V2XSmartCore (V2SC) software using Autotalks Craton2 chipset.
The company’s V2SC product is the embedded software for On Board Units (OBUs) and Roadside Units (RSUs) based on ETSI V2X standards for ITS-G5 and C-V2X communication technologies. The V2SC software has been verified in four pilot projects in smart cities and on highways.
Sreda also offers the V2X Autonomous Vehicle Platform (V2AP) back-end software product which provides RSU device management, V2X data analytics and visualization capabilities.
Next to Russia, Autotalks and Sreda Solutions will also be promoted in Europe and in other countries worldwide.