Edge computing company ADLINK Technology has joined forces with ecosystem partners Askey Computer, the Institute for Information Industry (III) and Excellence Opto. Inc. (EOI) to develop and deploy an end-to-end C-V2X solution.
The collaboration integrates AI-enabled technologies and applications with 4G LTE/sub-6GHz 5G NR vehicle network connectivity, smart traffic lights and signal controllers. The C-V2X solution will significantly improve road safety and traffic efficiency, establishing a solid foundation to help accelerate technology innovation and commercialisation of intelligent transportation systems (ITS), autonomous driving and connected vehicles, ADLINK says.
V2X technologies are designed to connect vehicles to each other (V2V), to pedestrians (V2P), to roadway infrastructure (V2I), and to the network (V2N). The 802.11p Wi-Fi standard established the foundation for V2X communications to enable drivers to avoid accidents and traffic jams. With a wider range than a dedicated short-range communication (DSRC) and much lower latency, 4G LTE and 5G based C-V2X will communicate real-time data further. And, when used together with onboard intelligence, it will accelerate more intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and Level 3 and above autonomous driving, ADLINK contends.
“We are excited to work with our partners Askey, III and EOI to build and test the advanced C-V2X solution,” said ADLINK director of global business development for networking communications and public sector Henry Hu. “We are seeing a strong momentum worldwide in developing and implementing C-V2X as the technology can substantially improve road safety, traffic efficiency and revolutionise logistics. And importantly, C-V2X can greatly accelerate technology innovation and commercialisation of autonomous driving. A quick and broad adoption of C-V2X requires extensive collaboration of industry participants, which is why ADLINK is dedicated to building a comprehensive ecosystem. With a strong commitment to leading consortia, such as the Autoware Foundation and Open Source Robotics Foundation, we will continue our contribution to technology advancements of C-V2X, connected cars and autonomous driving.”
ADLINK says the collaboration addresses the complex technology challenges from data collection to communication to processing in real-time by leveraging ADLINK’s deep expertise in developing and deploying rugged AI-enabled in-vehicle computers, private 5G networks, 5G edge servers, and intelligent edge infrastructure.
The company said that the C-V2X solution integrates ADLINK’s AI-enabled in-vehicle computer platform, with Askey’s onboard/roadside unit (RSU/OBU), III’s: AI-enabled applications including image-based AI vehicle identification, tracking and warning technology, and EOI’s smart traffic light and traffic signal controller.
There are already four C-V2X pilot projects underway across Taiwan that implement both direct sidelink and cellular network communications. The projects are designed to test various use cases based on the enhanced 5G quality of service (QoS) for ultra-reliable, low-latency and high bandwidth communications, ADLINK stated.
Besides improving road safety and traffic flow, the C-V2X solution can provide autonomous driving and automotive system integrators with a validated, integrated template to speed time-to-market. It can also help wireless service providers create new business opportunities, ADLINK says.
ADLINK says it is committed to building a comprehensive ecosystem for C-V2X. More information is available here on ADLINK's connected and autonomous vehicle solutions website here.
This first appeared in the subscription newsletter CommsWire on 28 October 2021.