LG Innotek is introducing a C-V2X (Cellular-Vehicle To Everything) module based on LTE cellular communication.
C-V2X technology is expected to overcome the limitation of self-driving cars that recognize the environment by relying on automotive sensors such as camera and radar. It is possible to recognize blind spots or unexpected situations through communication with other vehicles and road infrastructures.
With LG Innotek’s C-V2X module, automaker and components manufacturers can now speed up their progress in developing the next generation communication platforms. The company used Qualcomm 9150 C-V2X for its communication chip set that functions as the brain for the C-V2X module because it is considered the most advanced among the communication chip sets. Even though C-V2X is an unprecedented piece of technology that is difficult to modularize, LG Innotek was able to succeed by utilizing its own circuit design technology and automotive components business knowhow.
Also, LG Innotek has allowed various manufacturers to use this module regardless of the region or type of car by adhering to the international technical standards. The module is in accordance with the LTE-based C-V2X direct communication (PC5) standards set by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) last March.
LG Innotek is actively engaged in developing V2X communication platforms with numerous global companies in Europe, North America, and Asia. According to the market research institution Lux Research, the size of the global V2X communication module market is set to reach $6.5 billion by 2020.
LG Innotek is unveiling the C-V2X module at the 2018 Electronica this week in Munich.