Qualcomm Doubles Down on Cellular Chips for Wireless Vehicle Communications
Murray Slovick, Electronic Design
Qualcomm Technologies offers its 9150 C-V2X chipset and a reference design to enable automakers to accelerate commercial introduction of autonomous vehicles.
The IEEE approved an amendment to the IEEE 802.11 standard (designated 802.11p) to add wireless access in vehicular environments (WAVE), a vehicular communication system. 802.11p defines enhancements to 802.11 (the basis of products marketed as Wi-Fi) required to support Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) applications. This includes data exchange between high-speed vehicles and between the vehicles and the roadside infrastructure (V2X communication) in the licensed ITS band of 5.9 GHz (5.85-5.925 GHz).