u-blox assumes manufacture, supply of Cohda Wireless Pioneer V2X module

u-blox (SIX: UBXN) said it has announced a further cooperation with Cohda Wireless.

To meet rapidly increasing demand for V2X modules for trials, early deployments and infrastructure roll-out, Cohda Wireless and u-blox have agreed on an exclusive license for the use of the latest MK5 module design, leveraging u-blox strengths in quality manufacture and global supply of automotive components for positioning and communications.

Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) wireless technologies, also known as Vehicle-to-everything (V2X), are paving the way to the transportation of the future, and ultimately autonomous driving. By allowing communication between vehicles and their surroundings, V2X improves road safety, reduces traffic congestion and energy consumption, while enhancing passenger experience and safety.

Coupled with more conventional Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) technologies, such as radar sensors and cameras, V2X enables a 360° situational awareness with information such as the position, speed and direction of surrounding vehicles.