Global connected vehicle technology company, Cohda Wireless, has announced a new product to deliver low-cost, 360-degree radar for vehicles fitted with V2X connected car systems to detect buildings, road signs and older vehicles.
Cohda Wireless’ V2X-Radar technology enables connected vehicles to interact with other vehicles (V2V) or with roadside infrastructure (V2I).
Unlike other technologies, Cohda’s technology is unaffected by rain, snow or fog, and can “see” around corners. In combination with a 3D map, V2X-Radar provides highly accurate positioning even in urban canyons. It can instantly detect vehicle speeds via Doppler measurements and obtain 360-degree sensing from a single antenna.
V2X-Radar takes advantage of current V2X systems that use IEEE 802.11 compliant wireless signals to share sensor information between vehicles and infrastructure. These radio signals bounce off many objects – walls, road signs and other vehicles – as they travel from transmitter to receiver. V2X-Radar can use these radio waves to identify objects within that environment, including non-V2X equipped vehicles.
Cohda CEO, Dr. Paul Gray describes the V2X-Radar as a ‘disruptive technology.’ “It’s a low-cost addition to a standard V2X system that adds radar functionality to the V2X connected car,” he said. “This unique and innovative solution from Cohda is standards-compliant, requiring no additional hardware in a V2X-equipped vehicle and no additional on-air messages. All it needs is our software in the receiving vehicle. V2X-Radar currently works with the NXP Roadlink chipset.”
Cohda’s V2X-Radar is a software application that works with standard transmissions from any V2X system, whether it’s on a vehicle or on the roadside. Compatible with both US and European standards, the V2X-Radar software only needs to be fitted in the receiving vehicle.