The Silicon Valley-based auto tech company Savari is developing what it calls a third-generation roadside unit featuring the first “bridge” device that will incorporate both dedicated short-range communication and Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything radios simultaneously which it says will ensure maximum adaptability.
The StreetWAVE 2000, due to be tested towards the end of the year, will, it says, become one of the first solutions based on the C-V2X chipset for direct communications operating in the 5.9 GHz ITS spectrum. Savari adds that this is the latest example of the company’s “pioneering efforts” in delivering advanced solutions for connected vehicles and smart cities. It’s using the Qualcomm 9150 C-V2X chipset solution.
“Savari is the leading vendor of RSU products, with years of trial deployments, and we are happy to work with Qualcomm Technologies to provide the most advanced, dual radio technology RSU architecture yet,” said CEO Ravi Puvvala. “This combination of Savari ITS infrastructure expertise with Qualcomm Technologies’ cutting-edge C-V2X chipset solution aids in providing customers with the most flexible and capable roadside unit available.”
“Qualcomm Technologies is pleased to continue our long-standing relationship with Savari,” added Nakul Duggal, vice president of product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “We are pleased that Savari has chosen our Qualcomm 9150 C-V2X chipset solution to create a new category of RSU products that will assist in bridging the path to next generation connectivity. Supporting road operators with advanced V2X solutions for roadside infrastructure is an important step to accelerate adoption of this technology, and help to enhance automotive safety and create smarter cities.”