Cohda announces advanced V2X connectivity solution

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By Christoph Hammerschmidt

Cohda Wireless has introduced a cornerstone element of a future V2X infrastructure: The MK6 RSU (Road-Side Unit) and OBU (On-Board Unit). It offers comprehensive connectivity capability as standard features, including DSRC, C-V2X, LTE/5G and Wi-Fi/Bluetooth.

In developing the sixth generation MK6, the Australian-headquartered company has applied its experience and involvement in some of the world’s most prolific trials and deployments, including the 3000+ vehicle New York Connected Vehicle Project as well as Australia’s largest connected vehicle pilot, the Ipswich Connected Vehicle Project.

The MK6 features NXP Semiconductors’ RoadLinkSAF5400 and SXF1800 chipsets as well as the Qualcomm Snapdragon Auto 5G Modem-RF Platform.

Cohda already claims significant success in the automotive industry and the OBU version of the MK6 is therefore expected to generate significant interest. The company’s technology has featured in two production vehicle platforms, most recently in 2019 when Volkswagen equipped its Golf 8 production model with Cohda’s V2X smarts. Volkswagen is the second manufacturer to incorporate Cohda’s V2X technology in a production vehicle in readiness for an impending connected road transport system.

“We are approaching a tipping point and we expect the MK6 to be a catalyst for increased momentum,” explained Dr Gray.

The MK6 is available December 2022.


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