Autotalks, ZF team up for V2X solutions

August 04, 2021 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
Autotalks, ZF team up for V2X solutions
V2X (Vehicle-to-Everything) communication solutions provider Autotalks has been selected to provide its V2X solutions for tier one ZF. Autotalks’ dual-mode (DSRC/C-V2X) V2X chipsets will be integrated into ZF´s ProConnect Connectivity Unit. Initially, ZF is set to integrate the solution in autonomous e-shuttles by 2getthere, starting with a major project in Europe.

Autotalks’ chipsets can be used for vehicle to infrastructure (V2I) capabilities, which allow them to communicate with roadside units (RSUs) and to interface with road infrastructure objects such as traffic lights. This communication helps autonomous vehicles to obtain full knowledge of traffic light status and requests green light for a smooth intersection crossing, avoid hazards, and empowers the shuttles with accident-prevention capabilities.

Driverless autonomous vehicles cannot afford any failure or uncertainty under any condition. In addition to vision-based sensors, which rely on AI training, V2X provides autonomous vehicles an additional information channel from traffic light controllers and other road-users. This contributes to more redundancy and thus safety.

"We are honored that a world-class automotive systems provider such as ZF chose to team up with Autotalks to take part in creating its ADAS platform," said Autotalks CEO Hagai Zyss. "In this vote of confidence, ZF joins several other leading players in the automotive industry which chose to work with us in order to implement the vision of autonomous driving and save lives on the roads with our pioneering V2X communications technology."

Autotalks claims that its current 2nd generation V2X chipset is the world’s first available solution which supports both DSRC based on 802.11p/ITS-G5 standards as well as 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 company’s technology, likely to be mass deployed in the coming years, complements the information coming from other sensors, specifically in non-line-of-sight scenarios, rough weather, or poor lighting conditions. It significantly improves overall road safety, effectively coordinating vehicles, self-driving cars, motorcyclists, and pedestrians.

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