Israel-based Autotalks, a global provider of V2X (Vehicle-to-Everything) communication solutions, successfully completed Wi-Fi 5 pre-certification for its evaluation kit based on its 2nd generation V2X chipset. Autotalks dual-mode (DSRC and C-V2X) chipset recently achieved this milestone for its dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4GHz and 5GHz) supporting standards 802.11a/b/g/n/ac. The testing was done by an authorized test laboratory of the Wi-Fi Alliance, using Autotalks evaluation kits.
As automakers increasingly embed V2X units in the vehicles’ TCU (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.
The testing milestone 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 US 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.