NXP strengthens leadership in secure connected car sector
NXP Semiconductors announced a follow-on investment in Cohda Wireless, a leading software specialist for automotive safety applications. By expanding its investment in Cohda Wireless, NXP reinforces its commitment to drive the rapid global adoption of vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2X) technology, allowing cars to communicate with one another and to the surrounding intelligent traffic infrastructure by wirelessly exchanging real-time warning messages and traffic information. V2X technology has the potential to vastly improve road safety, alleviate traffic congestion and enhance the overall experience for consumers.
In January 2013, NXP, together with Cisco, acquired a stake in V2X Software leader Cohda – combining forces to advance intelligent transport systems (ITS). Major highlights in NXP’s V2X innovation track record include the introduction of the innovative V2X chipset family, RoadLINK™, which integrates Cohda MAC/PHY firmware as well as an NXP hardware security module.
Torsten Lehmann, senior vice president, car infotainment and driver assistance, NXP Semiconductors, commented, “NXP’s follow-on investment in Cohda Wireless represents another significant step in our quest to make the secure connected car a reality and to improve road safety and traffic flow. The combined performance of the proven NXP RoadLINK™ chipset for V2X communications and Cohda’s market-leading V2X software stacks and applications are being highly recognized across the industry.”
Leading car brands have recognized the performance of the combined NXP/Cohda RoadLINK™ technology. It will be used, along with Cohda’s V2X software stacks and applications, in Delphi’s V2X communications platform for cars entering the market in less than two years. Furthermore, NXP/Cohda RoadLINK™ technology is the solution of choice in more than 60 percent of all test vehicles used in global V2X field trials.
Recently, Audi AG concluded a V2X field test of NXP/Cohda communications technology under real traffic conditions and at high speeds. According to Audi AG, RoadLINK™ delivered excellent results in the reliability of wireless exchange of warnings, reception performance and communication range.