Cohda Wireless’ V2X-Locate positioning system
V2X-Locate gives autonomous vehicles the ability to navigate through underground car parks just as easily as in GPS-rich environments...
It was spoken of in late September at the Australian ITS Australia Summit, but Cohda Wireless used the big stage that is the ITS World Congress in Montreal to announce to the world its new V2X-Locate positioning solution.
A critical part of Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) Connected Automated Vehicles (CAV) is accurate positioning of vehicles. And in some environments, such as cityscapes, tunnels, parking stations, indeed anywhere where a view of the sky is blocked, or obscured, that presents problems for positioning via Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS). In a V2X environment, accurate positioning of vehicles is crucial, without it CAVs are driving impaired at best, and blind at worst.
Cohda’s V2X-Locate uses standard V2X transmissions, advanced wireless signal processing and positioning algorithms to position vehicles to within sub-metre accuracy, even in scenarios without any GNSS signal.
Cohda tested V2X-Locate in the crowded urban environment of New York City earlier this year. On Sixth Avenue, between 48th Street and 54th Street, near the Rockefeller Center in midtown Manhattan, Cohda installed six roadside low-latency units.
“These real-world results with Cohda’s V2X-Locate solution are a powerful demonstration,” said Paul Alexander, the Cohda Wireless CTO.
“V2X-Locate gives autonomous vehicles the ability to navigate through underground car parks just as easily as GPS-rich environments, providing the key to unlocking the full potential of CAVs.”
This demonstration was in the city, but the scope for this technology is for use in more extreme situations.
Cohda Wireless CEO Paul Gray said, “We are working closely with mining to make vehicles safer in GPS black spots like mining pits and underground tunnels, which will deliver a huge safety benefit to this industry.”
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