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  • Writer's pictureNATALIA SOUSA

Autotalks to supply V2X solutions for ZF autonomous shuttles.

Autotalks, has been selected to provide its V2X solutions for ZF. Autotalks’ dual-mode V2X chipsets will be integrated into ZF´s ProConnect Connectivity Unit. Initially, ZF is set to incorporate the solution in autonomous Shuttles by 2getthere, starting with a major project in Europe.

Autotalks’ V2X chipsets can be used for vehicle to infrastructure (V2I) capabilities, allowing them to communicate with roadside units (RSUs) and interface with road infrastructure objects such as traffic lights. This communication helps autonomous vehicles obtain full traffic light status, requests green light for a smooth intersection crossing, avoids hazards, intending to assist the shuttles with lifesaving accident-prevention capabilities.

Driverless autonomous vehicles cannot afford any failure or uncertainty under any condition. Therefore, in addition to vision-based sensors, which rely on AI training, V2X provides autonomous vehicles with other information from the traffic light controller and other road-users. This contributes to more redundancy and thus safety.

Autotalks chipsets are designed for the highest reliability and security required from autonomous vehicles. The hardware and software adhere to the strictest automotive quality standards for maximal robustness.

“We are honoured that a world-class automotive systems provider such as ZF chose to team up with Autotalks to take part in creating its ADAS platform,” said Hagai Zyss, CEO of Autotalks. “In this vote of confidence, ZF joins several other leading players in the automotive industry who chose to work with us to implement the vision of autonomous driving and save lives on the roads with our pioneering V2X communications technology.”

The Shuttle features in the recent pre-IAA video released by ZF .

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