u‑blox unveils its VERA‑P1 series, the latest in its range of V2X modules designed to accelerate the development of safer and more automated vehicles. The goal of developing safe and reliable self‑driving cars can only be realized through technology. The automotive industry, governments and standards bodies all agree it will require vehicles to be in constant contact with other vehicles and their surroundings, known respectively as Vehicle‑To‑Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle‑to‑Infrastructure (V2I), but collectively as Vehicle‑to‑Everything (V2X).
The VERA‑P1 module is the latest in a range of automotive-grade transceiver modules from u‑blox that complies with the IEEE 802.11p standard, enabling the next generation of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) which will deliver the autonomous driving experience.
Able to communicate over a range of up to 1km (line of sight), VERA‑P1 has been designed to be fully compliant with WAVE (Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments), DRSC (Dedicated Short Range Communications) and ETSI ITS G5, for US and European markets. Full pin-compatibility between product variants it offers increased customer choice and system flexibility, as well as both USB and SPI host processor interfaces. VERA‑P1 comes in four variants based on the antenna configuration, simplifying installation for first‑mount and after‑market customers, as well as infrastructure (roadside) deployment.
Designed to deliver increased radio performance, the u‑blox VERA‑P1 module minimizes or removes the need for additional components often needed to compensate for attenuation, lowering the overall system cost and risk.
Learn more about V2X, watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02HZZrnGYOg
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