WATTENS, Austria, February 26, 2018 – SWARCO announced today that it is showcasing connected vehicle-ready technology as part of a live Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) demonstration this week at Mobile World Congress 2018. Working with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, the demonstration showcases how direct C-V2X communications can enable essential data exchange between vehicles and traffic control infrastructure to support traffic flow optimization, improve safety, and pave the way to automated driving.
The C-V2X demonstration will be featured in the Qualcomm booth 3E10, located in Hall 3, during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, February 26 – March 1, 2018 and will feature advanced transportation solutions designed and built by SWARCO’s United States subsidiary, McCain Inc. Real-time traffic data, including Signal Phase and Timing (SPaT), and traffic signal priority, will be provided to the connected vehicles via a Roadside Unit (RSU) featuring the Qualcomm® 9150 C-V2X chipset solution from Qualcomm Technologies. Such data is crucial in helping emerging connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV) safely navigate roadways. High-resolution data provided by McCain’s compact Backpack Cabinet, running Omni eX® Intersection Control Software on a FLeX® Controller, enable the vehicles to display a countdown timer indicating when the signal will change status and provide crucial safety alerts, including warning of a nearby pedestrian at a cross walk or approaching emergency vehicle, as well as enabling emergency vehicle pre-emption.
“In the light of increasingly connected vehicles, the communication between road infrastructure and vehicles has a lot of potential to improve road safety and make the travel experience more convenient and environmentally sound,” said Michael Schuch, SWARCO AG COO for Intelligent Transportation Systems. “We are proud to demonstrate together with Qualcomm Technologies that our integrated software solutions and roadside hardware are fit for the future scenarios of self-driving cars.
Using direct communication mode in 5.9 GHz ITS spectrum, C-V2X is designed to allow vehicles to directly communicate with other vehicles, vulnerable road users, and roadside infrastructure, such as traffic signs and construction zones, without the involvement of a cellular network or cellular network subscription. C-V2X has a clear evolution path to 5G and is designed to be backward and forward compatible with future releases of the technology. Synergistic with onboard Telematics already going into vehicles across Europe and around the world, C-V2X is aimed to be featured in production vehicles as early as 2019.
SWARCO and Qualcomm Technologies are also working together as part of the Connected Vehicle to Everything of Tomorrow (ConVeX) consortium as part of the Automated and Connected Driving Digital Test Fields in Germany. The cross-industry consortium includes leading automotive and telecom companies including Audi, Ericsson, and the University of Kaiserslautern.
SWARCO – the international traffic technology corporation of Austrian entrepreneur Manfred Swarovski – provides the complete range of products, systems, services and solutions for road safety and intelligent traffic management. With almost five decades of experience in the industry, the corporation supports the growing mobility needs of society with turnkey systems and solutions in road marking, urban and interurban traffic control, parking, public transport, infomobility and street lighting. Cooperative systems, V2I communication, electromobility, and integrated software solutions for the Smart City are latest, future-oriented fields in the group’s portfolio.
For more information, visit www.swarco.com
McCain Inc., a Company of the SWARCO Group, develops products used by millions of people around the world each day. A manufacturing powerhouse since 1987, the company’s brand portfolio includes advanced traffic control equipment and integrated transportation systems to create safer, more mobile, and more livable communities. Team McCain is comprised of more than 500 employees at operations in the United States and Mexico.
For more information, visit the company’s website at www.mccain-inc.com.
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Qualcomm 9150 C-V2X chipset is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.