V2X pioneer Autotalks partners with Japanese electronics giant Murata to save lives on the roads

Autotalks is Connecting Vehicles in China with V2X. Credit: Autotalks.

Autotalks, a world leader in V2X (Vehicle-to-Everything) communication solutions, partnered with Japanese electronics giant Murata Manufacturing to save lives on the roads through cutting-edge technology. With over a half decade of joint development, validation, extensive testing, and design optimization, Autotalks and Murata are presenting today’s most mature mass-market ready V2X module. Sampling of the new modules has now begun, with volume production starting in 2023.

Murata’s module powered by Autotalks’ chipset was recently selected for mass production by top Chinese OEM which has a large European presence. Cars equipped with this V2X module will be on the roads in both China and Europe starting early 2024.

In addition to their top performance, Murata’s Autotalks-powered V2X modules are highly robust – thereby ensuring long-term reliability, even in the most challenging of operating conditions. The Murata modules support V2X software stacks from numerous different vendors.

Use cases for V2X technology include scenarios such as:

  • V2V early detection of unseen hazards – An Electronic Emergency Brake Light alert can notify the driver that an obstructed vehicle ahead is strongly applying its brakes.
  • V2I traffic prioritization and speed control – Roadside infrastructure can communicate traffic light status to enable vehicles to optimize their speed. Drivers will not needlessly accelerate just to be stopped by the traffic light. This is ideal for battery optimization and improved fuel consumption.

Other potential use cases include intersection accident avoidance, two-wheelers protection, accident response, updates on road conditions, and more.

Ram Shallom, VP of Business Development and Marketing Asia-Pacific at Autotalks. Credit: Autotalks.

“We are proud to cooperate with Murata on bringing mature top performing V2X solutions to the market,” said Ram Shallom, VP Business Development and Marketing for APAC (Asia-Pacific) at Autotalks. “This is a major milestone that draws on over half a decade of joint development, validation, extensive testing, and design optimization.”

Autotalks’ V2X technology supports both DSRC and C-V2X communication standards. Consequently, customers can directly address different geographic regions (Europe, China, North America, etc.) with the same module, through simple software configuration. As a result, systems’ designs can remain the same in a way that significantly reduces the associated engineering costs.

“The versatile V2X module portfolio of Murata will help automotive customers all over the world accelerate the commercialization of their V2X products,” added Shallom. “We expect this cooperation to yield more mass production awards.”

Autotalks will be at CES 2023 between January 5th and January 8th, 2023, in Las Vegas, Nevada. To set a meeting, please email comemeetus@auto-talks.com.

About Murata

Murata is a leading manufacturer of electronic components, modules, and devices. The complete range includes ceramic capacitors, resistors/thermistors, inductors/chokes, timing devices, buzzers, sensors, and EMI suppression filters. Whilst the company is known as a global ceramic capacitor manufacturer, it is also a world leader in Bluetooth® & WiFi™ Modules, board-mount DC-DC converters, and is a key manufacturer of standard and custom AC-DC power supplies.

Established in 1944, Murata is headquartered in Japan and has European offices in Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, and the UK.  

For more information on Murata, please visit: www.murata.com

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