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Amos Freund

Autotalks’ Global V2X Solution Successfully Passed Dual-Band Wi-Fi Pre-Certification

March 17, 2020

Autotalks completed Wi-Fi 5 pre-certification for its evaluation kit based on its second generation vehicle-to-everything (V2X) chipset. Autotalks dual-mode (dedicated short range communications (DSRC) and cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X)) chipset recently achieved this milestone for its dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) supporting standards 802.11a/b/g/n/ac. The testing was done by an authorized test laboratory of the Wi-Fi AllianceTM, using Autotalks evaluation kits.

As automakers increasingly embed V2X units in the vehicles’ telematics control unit, the addition of out-of-vehicle Wi-Fi functionality to Autotalks’ V2X chipset can facilitate a range of out of vehicle connectivity services. These include mobile data offloading, diagnostic services, public hotspot access, over-the-air updates, self-parking and electric vehicle wireless charging communication using the V2X external antennas, for increasing the range of out-of-vehicle WiFi.

This millstone highlights the flexibility of Autotalks’ chipset and the company’s ability to deliver communications devices for the automotive market that are compliant with industry standards. Following DSRC certification in the U.S. and C-V2X conformance testing in China, this Wi-Fi pre-certification demonstrates Autotalks’ ability to provide a one-stop chipset for the connected car, enabling both safety and advanced service use cases. Autotalks’ automotive qualified chipsets have been selected for mass production DSRC and C-V2X projects by global OEMs and Tier1s. 

“We are pleased to achieve this milestone, which fortifies our position as a global chipset provider for automotive connectivity platforms,” said Autotalks’ VP for research and development, Amos Freund. He added, “as more and more OEMs embrace V2X into their connectivity platforms we strive to deliver the most value per chipset and accelerate the deployment of this life-saving technology. “