Leading connected autonomous vehicle company Cohda Wireless has announced a hardware solution for use in Cellular V2X (C-V2X) applications. Cohda’s MK6C Evaluation Kit is available now and the Australian-headquartered company believes it will accelerate the commercial introduction of C-V2X technology.
Cohda’s Chief Engineer Fabien Cure said that the company has introduced the MK6C on the back of increasing demand for a dedicated C-V2X hardware solution and that this development will be of particular interest to OEMs.
“We are seeing more and more tests and trials of C-V2X technology, in the US, Europe and China amongst other places, and we are delighted to be offering what we believe is the most comprehensive solution of its kind on the market,” explained Mr. Cure.
“Whilst our software solutions have always been agnostic, we realised there was a demand for a dedicated C-V2X solution from proponents of cellular technology and being able to deliver on this demand further strengthens our position in the market, especially with OEMs,” added Mr. Cure.
Cohda Wireless’ was established in 2004 and its V2X applications are the most widely deployed in the industry. It is the only company to have integrated its V2X software into two car manufacturer platforms. It expects that by 2021, over a million vehicles will feature Cohda technology whilst it continues to secure infrastructure deployments across the US, Europe and Australia.
Cohda’s MK6C solution features the Qualcomm® 9150 C-V2X Platform from Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, and offers high quality and-compatible C-V2X software to support direct communications in support of vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) and vehicle-to-pedestrian (V2P) applications.
Cohda is eager to embark on C-V2X trials involving the MK6C and is actively promoting it for incorporation in large-scale field trials.
The MK6C Evaluation kit comes with a 5G-expansion ready extension connector and can accommodate Bluetooth, WiFi, Ethernet and CAN.