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Cohda Wireless selected for US-Ignite connected vehicle project, led by Clemson University

Published: March 21, 2016 | Clemson,  SC

Cohda Wireless will supply its equipment for a trial that lays the groundwork for the expected mandating of Connected Vehicle technology in the US within four years. Cohda’s hardware and software products are used in more than 60 per cent of all V2X field trials worldwide today.

South Carolina-based Clemson University has chosen Cohda to supply its MK5 onboard and roadside unit hardware and software for the project supported by US Ignite, a White House initiative that is run by the National Science Foundation (NSF).


Clemson will use Cohda Wireless units for the South Carolina Connected Vehicle Testbed (SC-CVT), located along a 16-kilometre (10-mile) segment of Interstate I-85 near Clemson’s International Center for Automotive Research (ICAR) campus in Greenville South Carolina.

The testbed not only provides a standards-compliant DSRC infrastructure that can be used by SC-DOT and industry collaborators to develop, evaluate, and test CV applications, it also leverages the ongoing research by Clemson researchers in the area of advanced wireless networks. 

When establishing the SC-CVT project, the NSF stated that by the end of the decade, the US Department of Transportation would likely require all new vehicles to be Connected Vehicles, capable of communicating with other vehicles and roadside infrastructure through wireless communications in order to reduce the number of crashes and save lives.

Crash avoidance applications supported by V2V and V2I connectivity exchange safety-critical information such as speed, location and direction of movement to assess the crash risk based on the proximity of vehicles.

Source: Adelaide Now


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