Qualcomm has unleashed a new chipset which is basically the most practical one and the experts term it as “vehicle-to-everything.” The title was given to it because it includes the Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) communications and much more. It basically covers all the communication networks making it the most practical chipset for self-driven cars. The commonly spread 4G LTE is the most commonly found internet connection in most of the today’s cars but Qualcomm’s all-new 9150 C-V2X chipset for OEMs is much different.
The name is pretty logical as the C in the name is for cellular ( because of its compatibility with 4G and upcoming 5G networks). The V2X means ‘Vehicle-to-Everything’ which gives a clear indication that it makes use of the 5.9GHz V2X protocol that is meant to directly connect to other cars, traffic lights, and even pedestrians. As a starter, Qualcomm has installed the refined form of GPS i.e. Global Navigation Satellite System in it and a C-V2X reference design that pairs the chipset with an application processor running its Intelligent Transportation Systems. According to Qualcomm’s VP of product management, Nakul Duggal:
With its strong synergy with telematics and an evolution toward 5G, C-V2X offers benefits to the automotive industry by developing new capabilities for improving road safety and enhancing autonomous driving and advanced connected services, while building on the ITS momentum and investments made over the last decade. C-V2X is expected to support safer roads, increase productivity, and decrease traffic congestion.