Autotalks and ZF Team Up to Empower Autonomous Shuttles With Lifesaving V2X Solutions
Autotalks, a V2X communication solutions pioneer and leader, has been selected to provide its V2X solutions for ZF, one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers. 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’ V2X 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 lifesaving 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 another information from the traffic light controller and other road-users. This contributes to more redundancy and thus safety.
Autotalks chipsets are designed for the highest reliability and security required from autonomous vehicles. The hardware and software adhere to the strictest automotive quality standards for maximal robustness.
“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 Hagai Zyss, CEO of Autotalks. “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.”