April 19, 2016 | Ontario
Pravala Car has been awarded a $9.7 Million contribution to bring its Connected Vehicle Gateway (CVG) Platform from proof of concept to full production and distribution, working with partners such as Continental Automotive Systems and global automobile manufacturers to help bring connected vehicles and self-driving cars to roads across the world.
The contribution is part of Canada’s Automotive Supplier Innovation Program (ASIP), a five-year, $100 million program to support Canadian-based suppliers developing innovative products in the automotive sector.
The automotive industry is quickly evolving as vehicles are connected to the Internet. In order for self-driving vehicles to be safe for road use, cars must talk to each other and to their surroundings.
Pravala’s technology is focused on intelligently managing the vehicle’s connection to the Internet in order to improve the safety, reliability, functionality and efficiency of connected cars.
Pravala Connected Vehicle Gateway
The Pravala Connected Vehicle Gateway is a software application that provides fast, secure and seamless connectivity from connected cars to the cloud.
The CVG intelligently selects and transparently switches to the best available or preferred connection, as the car moves along roadways – 3G/LTE, Wi-Fi or even DSRC. Additionally Pravala provides in-vehicle device management through the VehicleLink application that can be used to lower data costs by sending data over smartphones or by connecting to external Wi-Fi.
The automotive environment has some fundamental differences from a typical mobile device, including high rate of motion, major cost constraints, long lifecycles, and high levels of network contention, which makes the case for managed connectivity in the vehicle compelling.