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Cohda Wireless and u-blox co-develop advanced V2X solution

MK5 device warns drivers of dangers based on DSRC and ultra-precise u-blox GNSS

(PresseBox) (Thalwil, Switzerland and Adelaide, Australia, ) Swiss u-blox, a global leader in wireless communications and positioning semiconductors and modules for the industrial, automotive and consumer markets, has provided key global positioning technology to Cohda Wireless' Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) equipment, collectively called "V2X".

Click here to view a short video overview of Cohda's V2X technology. Click here to view a short video of u-blox' 3D Automotive Dead Reckoning technology.

Australia-based Cohda Wireless is a global leader in connected vehicle technology, and is the world's number one equipment vendor in the Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) market.

Cohda's DSRC (Dedicated Short-Range Communications) based V2X system uses accurate satellite positioning with embedded dead reckoning technology provided by u-blox. The system enables, for example, early warning of an imminent collision, oncoming traffic, presence of road workers and unsafe speed based on vehicles in the vicinity. V2X will be a key technology for the next generation of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) as well as autonomous vehicles.

"We are excited to be working with Cohda, the recognized leader in C-ITS solutions. Cohda's V2X DSRC based solutions make full use of u-blox' advanced automotive-grade positioning technology to enhance driver safety through ample warning time and excellent non-line-of-sight performance. Such technology will soon be a standard feature embedded in all vehicles." said Michael Ammann, VP Platform Partnerships at u‑blox.

The "MK5", was recently demonstrated at the 2014 ITS World Congress in Detroit.

"Our V2X vehicle warning systems are dependent on highly accurate position and velocity data to deliver the performance that is crucial to meet the safety demands of next generation cars," said Fabien Cure, Chief Engineer. "u-blox' satellite positioning solutions, leading automotive dead reckoning technology, module roadmap and clear strategy to deliver lane accurate performance in challenging urban environments was convincing. u-blox' M8 GNSS technology is the right choice for MK5 and the future Cohda development platform."

Offering best in class performance, the MK5 is suitable for first-mount automotive electronics, aftermarket products, and roadside infrastructure.

For more information about Cohda Wireless' V2X technology, visit www.cohdawireless.com

For more information about u-blox' global positioning chip and modules, click here.

About Cohda Wireless

Cohda Wireless is an equipment vendor in the Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) market. The company manufactures hardware products with acknowledged best-in-world performance. Cisco and NXP Semiconductors are strategic investors in Cohda Wireless. Cohda's hardware and software products are being used in V2V and V2I field trials worldwide today. Customers include many carmakers, tier one suppliers, automotive chipmakers, road authorities and new market entrants. Cohda's products are already used in the USA, Europe, Australia, Japan, and Korea. For more information, visit www.cohdawireless.com.

u-blox AG

Swiss u-blox (SIX:UBXN) is a global leader in positioning and wireless semiconductors and modules for the automotive, industrial and consumer markets. Our solutions enable people, vehicles and machines to locate their exact position and communicate wirelessly over cellular and short range networks. With a broad portfolio of chips, modules and software solutions, u-blox is uniquely positioned to empower OEMs to develop innovative solutions for the Internet of Things, quickly and cost-effectively. With headquarters in Thalwil, Switzerland, u-blox is globally present with offices in Europe, Asia and the USA.

www.u-blox.com