LG Innotek has announced that it has developed “C-V2X (Cellular-Vehicle To Everything) module” based on LTE cellular communication.
C-V2X stands for “Cellular-Vehicle To Everything,” referring to the system that shares infor-mation such as driving conditions between the car, mobile device, and road infrastructure, using cellular communication technology. ‘C-V2X module’ is a core component of the com-munication function.
C-V2x technology is expected that this would overcome the limitation of self-driving cars that recognize the environment by relying on automotive sensor like camera and radar. It is pos-sible to recognize blind spots or unexpected situations through communication with other vehicles and road infrastructures.
Thanks to LG Innotek’s C-V2X module, automaker and components manufacturers can now speed up their progress in developing the next generation communication platforms. Using LG Innotek’s C-V2X module, which applies the latest communication chip set and interna-tional technical standards, eliminates the need for separately purchasing hundreds of related parts or newly designing complicated communication circuit.
The company used “Qualcomm 9150 C-V2X” for its communication chip set that functions as the brain for the C-V2X module because it is considered the most advanced among the communication chip sets. Even though C-V2X is an unprecedented piece of technology that is difficult to modularize, LG Innotek was able to succeed by utilizing its own circuit design technology and automotive components business knowhow.
Also, LG Innotek has allowed various manufacturers to use this module regardless of the region or type of car by adhering to the international technical standards. The module is in accordance with the LTE-based C-V2X direct communication (PC5) standards set by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) last March.
The company is putting an emphasis on targeting the market for the next generation car communication components such C-V2X. Such focus is based on the judgment that com-munication components will be at the center of determining performance and safety of future generation cars like the self-driving cars.
In fact, LG Innotek is actively engaged in developing V2X communication platforms with nu-merous global companies in Europe, North America, and Asia. According to the market re-search institution Lux Research, the size of the global V2X communication module market is set to reach 6.5 billion dollars by 2020.