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Bosch and Veniam develop universal connectivity unit

Bosch and Veniam have joined hands to develop a universal connectivity unit capable of communicating using all of the transmission standards implemented in connected automobiles.

This will allow the vehicles to communicate with one another as well as with their surroundings regardless of the vehicle make or the country in which they are used. Apart from this it will also make V2X communication even more secure. The equipped cars can use the Wi-Fi networks available in cities, while elsewhere they can communicate using, for instance, cellular networks.

The complex task of managing these diverse communication options is handled by a software solution from the Silicon Valley-based start-up Veniam. It continuously searches for the best transmission technology that suits the particular requirements and switches automatically between the available alternatives.

The software therefore maintains continuous and seamless vehicle connectivity, ensuring cars can, for example, reliably alert one another to accidents and passengers can enjoy uninterrupted music streaming.

The software is also the connection enhancer for the connectivity unit from Bosch. As well as keeping an eye on which V2X communication technologies are currently available for use, the software also closely monitors the costs and data transmission latency of each alternative connection option,
since not every technology is suitable in every situation.

Veniam’s software, as claimed by the company, is familiar with the pros and cons of each of the communication types and always establishes the optimal connection.

João Barros, founder and CEO of Veniam commenting on the development said:
“The unique combination of Veniam’s smart networking software and Bosch’s connectivity unit boosts the vehicle’s data-handling capacities dramatically, paving the way for innovative cloud services and much safer future mobility.”

The companies have also been selected as CES 2019 Innovation Award Honorees in the “Vehicle Intelligence and Self-Driving Technology” category for their jointly developed solution.
Source: Press Release

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