Murata is introducing a wireless module portfolio based around chipsets from Autotalks, that supports direct vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication.

The V2X solution is customisabel, featuring Murata’s Type 2AN wireless module used in generic configurations. In situations where there is a built-in host, the Type 1YL will be employed instead. Both these automotive-grade units are based on Autotalks’s CRATON2 and SECTON V2X chipsets. As well as being top performing, these modules are highly robust – thereby ensuring ongoing reliability, even in the most challenging of operating conditions. The Murata modules are able to support V2X software stacks from numerous different vendors.

What differentiates the Murata modules using the Autotalks’s chipset is the fact that customers can choose which of the two V2X communication standards they want to use – DSRC or C-V2X. Consequently, they can directly address different geographic regions (Europe, Asia, North America, etc.), with the same module, through simple software configuration. This means that systems designs can remain the same, resulting in the associated engineering costs being significantly lower.

“The versatile V2X module portfolio of Murata will help automotive customers all over the world accelerate V2X commercialisation. Autotalks’ close cooperation with it is another important step toward mass deployment of this technology,” said Ram Shallom, VP Business Development andMarketing for APAC at Autotalks.

Example use cases for this V2X technology will be:

● Early detection of unseen hazards – Here, via V2V, an Electronic Emergency Brake Light alert can notify the driver that a vehicle which is not visible to them at that stage (but will affect them) is applying its brakes.

● Traffic prioritization and speed control – Through V2I, roadside infrastructure can communicate with vehicles so that their speed is optimized in harmony with traffic signaling routines. This will mean that drivers are not stuck waiting at road intersections, with better traffic flows being maintained and fuel economy optimised (thanks to less acceleration/deceleration).

Other potential applications include accident response, updates on road conditions, etc.