On stand B5202 at the ITS World Congress in Hamburg this week (October 11-15) Cohda Wireless, Spectrum Fiftynine and NXP are showcasing a new, deployment ready DSRC system that brings vulnerable road users (VRUs) into the connected vehicle ecosystem. The self powered DSRC chip from NXP is imbedded on a miniature PCB designed by Spectrum Fiftynine and carried by the VRU. The technology then communicates with a Cohda-designed stack on a vehicle to alert drivers to the presence of pedestrians or cyclists, even when they are beyond the line of sight. Here representatives from the three companies, Martijn Broens, Bernd Luebben and Huanyu Gu explain to TTi editor Tom Stone exactly how the system works.
Tom has edited Traffic Technology International magazine and the Traffic Technology Today website since May 2014. During his time at the title he has interviewed some of the top transportation chiefs in charge of public agencies around the world as well as chairmen and CEOs of multinational transportation technology corporations. Tom's early career saw him working on some the UK's leading consumer magazine titles. He has a law degree from the London School of Economics (LSE).