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The world’s first cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) module that can be installed in connected cars and autonomous vehicles has been developed. V2X communication is aimed at enhancing road safety, traffic efficiency, and energy savings. It involves the passing of information from a vehicle to any entity that may affect the vehicle, and vice versa, e.g. infrastructure, networks, other vehicles, pedestrians, other devices and grid. V2X technologies have the potential to save lives by preventing traffic accidents.
South Korea’s electronic materials and components supplier LG Innotek has developed the module basing on long-term evolution (LTE) networks. An LTE network is a standard for high-speed wireless communication for mobile devices and data terminals, based on the GSM/EDGE and UMTS/HSPA technologies.
The C-V2X module is a core part of a data-sharing system among vehicles, pedestrians and traffic infrastructure. The module will help finished car makers and auto parts makers speed up their development of next-generation traffic communication platforms as it can work alone without hundreds of other components and complicated software that are necessary in current V2X communication systems, according to pulsenews.co.kr.
In addition to having the wireless communication ability sufficient for commercialization, the device can be integrated into any part of a vehicle thanks to its excellent durability and minimized size, enhanced from the 1st generation models.
The module is applied with the LTE C-V2X standardization defined by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) last March. It is also easy to install in any parts of a vehicle as the device is just one-third the size of a credit card, according to the company.
“We have succeeded in developing the module thanks to our outstanding circuit technology and auto part business know-how,” said an official from the company.