Qualcomm Technologies developed a product that integrates 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and V2X communications and is aimed at accelerating the adoption of advanced and complex connectivity into the next generation of connected cars.
The platform targets wireless coexistence and supports a large number of incar hardware architectures.
The Connected Car Reference Platform includes Qualcomm Snapdragon X12 and X5 LTE modems, quad-constellation GNSS and two-dimensional/three-dimensional Dead Reckoning location solutions, Qualcomm VIVE Wi-Fi technology, dedicated shortrange communications for V2X, Bluetooth, Bluetooth Low Energy, and broadcast capabilities, such as analog and digital tuner support using software-defined radio via Qualcomm tuneX chips.
In addition, the platform features in-vehicle networking technologies, such as Gigabit OPEN Alliance 100 Mb/s BroadR-Reach Ethernet with Automotive Audio Bus and Controller Area Network interfaces.
The Connected Car Reference Platform thus provides a framework for automakers and their suppliers to develop and execute custom connected-car applications in a secure manner.
The fifth European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Plugtest, a testing event contributing to ITS deployment and interoperability of ITS equipment from key vendors, took place around the port of Livorno, Italy, on 7–17 November.
ETSI, officially recognized by the European Union as a European standards organization, is an independent, not-for-profit association whose 800 member companies and organizations from 66 countries determine its work program.
The two week testing event focused on V2V and V2I communications was organized to show convergence between ITS and the Internet of Things (IoT).
With the support of ERTICO, CNIT, Livorno Port Authority, Regione Toscana (Tuscan Regional Government), AVR (Livorno/Florence highway), Autostrade Tech (motorway network), and Telecom Italia, access to the port and the Florence-Livorno highway was provided. ITS infrastructure vendors could deploy RSUs in the port as well as along the highway and to connect road side units (RSUs) to the AVR highway control center.
The event tested the ITS ecosystem under real-life conditions from infrastructure to applications in vehicles, thus demonstrating conformance to ETSI ITS Release 1 standard and interoperability of ITS G5 radio equipment.
The scope of the event includes base standards, such as security (ETSI TS 103 097), CA service (ETSI EN 302 637-2), DEN service (ETSI EN 302 637-3), GeoNetworking (ETSI EN 302 636-4-1), ISS/RTP/IVI/ISC infrastructure services (ETSI TS 103 301), decentralized congestion control (TS 103 175), ITS-G5 channel models and performance (TS 103 257), ETSI ES 200 674, and ITS-G5 mitigation (TS 102 792), as well as prestandardization topics, such as platooning or cooperative adaptive cruise control.
The test site includes variable message signs, traffic lights, IoT sensors and cameras, as well as connectivity with the highway control center. Different topics were addressed, including road hazard signaling, traffic sign violation, intersection collision risk warning, and loading zone management.
A total of 16 test vehicles, 15 RSU, ten use cases, 26 companies, and more than 80 participants were involved in the plugtest.
Full article: IEEE
Vehicular Technology Magazine, Volume 12, Number 1, March 2017