As the FCC moves to discontinue the use of DSRC in the connected vehicle realm, suppliers are already bringing their C-V2X products to the fore, with Kapsch quick out of the blocks to promote its new 9360 product suite of C-V2X only onboard and roadside units.
The 9360 suite follows the 9260 and 9160 sets (which are used for dual-mode/dual-active and DSRC applications respectively) and comprises the RIS-9360 roadside unit (RSU) and the in-vehicle CBX-9360 onboard unit (OBU). Roadway operators can install the RSU for infrastructure-based safety and mobility services, while fleet operators – such as first responders or transit authorities – can implement preemption and priority services.
The CBX has multiple technical interfaces that allow for various integration methods within the vehicle including USB, ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a cellular backhaul – making it a versatile choice for deploying connected vehicle solutions to the field. Together the duo can support current and future ITS applications both in the safety and mobility space.
Kapsch has applied for OmniAir C-V2X certification for the 9360 products. Kapsch 9160 DSRC and 9260 dual-mode/dual-active connected vehicle products have already achieved DSRC certification. Upon OmniAir’s C-V2X program initiation, Kapsch is first in line for certification. The 9360-RSU and 9360-CBX are designed for multi-regional functionality in North America, Europe, and Asia and were developed to meet all international certification standards.
Kapsch is a provider of intelligent transportation systems that have been implemented in traffic scenarios around the world. Its V2X technologies provide the technical infrastructure that enable critical safety and mobility applications, leading to optimized transportation operations. In addition to offering a comprehensive suite of connected vehicle products, Kapsch provides consulting and engineering services to address existing V2X deployments, support the transition from DSRC to C-V2X, and to enable connected vehicle deployments into the future.
The FCC report and the Kapsch C-V2X product suite will be discussed in webinar later today.