Cohda Wireless has announced a pre-commercial C-V2X direct communications (PC5) software development kit that allows users with previous embedded Linux experience to compile and run C- V2X applications on the Qualcomm 9150 C-V2X chipset solution.
The Qualcomm 9150 C-V2X chipset solution is based upon the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Release 14 specifications for direct communications (PC5) between vehicles, infrastructure and pedestrians over the globally harmonized 5.9GHz ITS spectrum.
Fabien Cure, Chief Engineer for Cohda Wireless, said, “The availability of the kit will accelerate the commercial introduction of C-V2X technology and will be of particular interest to OEMs given its pre- production readiness, and Cohda’s experience in previously launching a complete software stack in a production vehicle (2017 Cadillac CTS).
“Our development kit demonstrates our ability to deliver C-V2X commercial solutions and offer the highest quality EU and US-based C-V2X software. This development kit allows Cohda customer platforms to get access to production ready applications and reduce even further their time to market.”
Cohda says its C-V2X software development kit includes all software necessary to allow users to modify and rebuild the Cohda firmware to individual specification and offers Concise and complete API documentation, Eclipse Integrated Development Environment, with pre-configured projects and Wireshark, with Cohda custom decoder, for easy packet-level debug and analysis ? VSim, a comprehensive drive visualization, simulation and playback tool.
“Our V2X and Connected and Automated Vehicle solutions have always been hardware- and radio- agnostic, and we trust that the introduction of the C-V2X software development kit will be eagerly received by proponents of C-V2X technology as a medium for the widespread integration of connected vehicle technology, and that our advanced capabilities will be appreciated,” added Mr. Cure. “Working with Qualcomm Technologies to optimise our software on the Qualcomm 9150 C-V2X Development Platform has given us the opportunity to demonstrate the maturity and stability of our software stack, as well as the proficiency of our engineering team. We look forward to working with Qualcomm Technologies to help advance the commercial deployment for C-V2X across the globe.”
In May 2018, Cohda Wireless became a member of 5G Automotive Association (5GAA), a global, organization of companies from the automotive, technology, and telecommunications industries (ICT), working together to develop end-to-end solutions for future mobility and transportation services.