Silicon Valley-based automotive technology company Savari Inc has revealed that its industry-leading MobiWAVE Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) software is handling the Cellular V2X link for live demonstrations of LTE-V2X communications during the SAE-China Congress and Exhibition (SAECCE) event in Shanghai.
General Motors’ China R&D center was key in coordinating the event, which will include several US, European and Chinese OEMs showcasing the rapidly emerging interoperability of LTE (Long-Term Evolution) Cellular-V2X and the China SAE standard. Core technical support is coming from the LTE Qualcomm 9150 C-V2X chipset, which is the first globally sourced system for this type of wireless communication. For the demonstrations, Savari is also providing its widely used V2X Software Stack and Applications, which fully support LTE V2X direct communication technology based on the rapidly maturing 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project) specifications and roadmap.
Savari, the first stack provider to have joined and supported the 5GAA (5G Automotive Association), has provided the stack software for several successful demonstrations of LTE-V2X over the last year. The company’s V2X Software Stack enables a range of V2X applications, is fully integrated into the Qualcomm 9150 C-V2X chipset solution, is compliant to the latest China standards and specifications, and is designed to support automotive safety, traffic efficiency and automated driving. The company’s vast portfolio of safety and mobility applications are production ready for integration into vehicles. Savari is currently working with several Chinese automotive Tier 1 suppliers, GM China, BMW, Audi, and locally present global OEMs through its offices in Shanghai.
Savari is a pioneer of V2X radio technology, which is crucial for vehicles to achieve Level 4 and Level 5 automation, with the equipment allowing vehicles to share data with other vehicles, traffic lights, other roadside infrastructure and smartphones up to a mile away. The company has a long history of working with many OEMs since the USDOT’s V2X test pilots in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 2011. Overall, Savari has equipped more than 5,000 vehicles with an integrated hardware and software solution. The company’s software stack is radio-agnostic and designed to fit any radio module from any standards-compliant vendor. Savari’s intellectual property resides in the layers above the wireless communication layer, and is not tightly coupled to a specific radio module, which enables the V2X stack to adapt easily to future technologies such as LTE V2X.
“After helping power various C-V2X demonstrations around the globe for the past year, it was a privilege to aid in this groundbreaking debut of C-V2X in the world’s biggest automotive market,” commented Ravi Puvvala, Savari’s CEO. “China continues to evolve its automotive technology at a dizzying rate. The Chinese Government has really set a pace that the rest of the world will have trouble keeping up with.”