Autotalks, an Israel-based provider of V2X (vehicle-to-everything) communication solutions, is supplying its chipset to NoTraffic’s autonomous traffic-management platform, which enables the delivery of infrastructure sensor information to vehicles through V2I (vehicle-to-infrastructure) communications.
The integrated solution is capable of identifying vehicles, motorcycles, pedestrians and other objects and communicating this information using DSRC or C-V2X to oncoming vehicles. The vehicles will alert drivers and, in the future, automatically brake to avoid an accident in a time of danger, according to the companies.
Smart infrastructure equipped with both line-of-sight sensors such as camera and radar and V2X for non-line-of-sight sensing enhance safety while optimizing mobility at the same time. NoTraffic’s platform can be deployed anywhere in the world, making city intersections safer and more efficient. The advantages include keeping vulnerable users such as pedestrians and cyclists safe, providing priority for emergency vehicles and public transportation, enabling autonomous vehicles to safely traverse intersections and managing traffic in order to augment road capacity and enhance mobility, according to the companies.
Autotalks’ deployment-ready, second-generation V2X chipset supports both DSRC based on 802.11p/ITS-G5 standards and C-V2X based on 3GPP release 14 and 15 specifications with embedded V2X cyber-security functionality. The chipset allows customers to easily toggle between DSRC and C-V2X communications.
NoTraffic’s platform includes fusing various sensor data (camera, radar, V2X) at intersections working directly with a centralized system in the cloud to enhance traffic flow and road user safety. The integration of Autotalks’ V2X chipset enables NoTraffic to use vision sensors to improve V2X effectiveness.
“Our collaboration with NoTraffic is another demonstration of Autotalks’ ability to power new use-cases such as smart intersections, which bring value and enable the future of transportation,” said Hagai Zyss, CEO of Autotalks. “Projects equipping Road Side Units with V2X and cameras allow drivers and autonomous vehicles to get safety messages about dangers at intersections ahead of time as well as to optimizing the flow of traffic.”
Tal Kreisler, CEO of NoTraffic, added: “The collaboration with Autotalks will allow us to accelerate the deployment of our platform. Establishing a communication channel between infrastructure and road users is crucial in order to make the roads safer and more efficient. This significant milestone sets the basis for preparing the roads for connected and autonomous transportation: While vehicles are getting increasingly more connected and autonomous, smart road infrastructure is still in its infancy. Our system is already deployed in a number of locations in the U.S., expanding to additional locations.”