NXP Semiconductors, which claims to be the world’s largest provider of automotive semiconductors, has partnered with Volkswagen to roll out its RoadLINK V2X – vehicle to everything – communication system.
The solution is features in the new Volkswagen Golf, one of the best-selling models of car in the world.
The recently released Golf of the eighth generation is the first volume European car model equipped with V2X, offering a major boost to the deployment of the technology on European roads and beyond.
The technology can prevent accidents by having cars communicate with each other, independent of car brands and without the support of cellular infrastructure.
Dr Johannes Neft, head of vehicle body development for the Volkswagen brand, says: “Road safety forms the core of VW’s commitment to its customers. As a high-volume manufacturer we aim to be a pioneer in this space.
“The introduction of V2X, together with traffic infrastructure providers and other vehicle manufacturers, is a major milestone in this direction.
“Volkswagen includes this technology, which doesn’t involve any user fees, as a standard feature to accelerate V2X penetration in Europe.”
Torsten Lehman, senior vice president and general manager of driver assistance and infotainment at NXP, says: “Volkswagen has taken a bold step to seize the road safety initiative through the implementation of V2X.
“After proving our technology in more than one million test days globally, we are pleased that our RoadLINK technology, developed in cooperation with Cohda Wireless, was chosen to enable new levels of safety in Europe’s most popular car model, the new Golf.”
NXP and Volkswagen have closely collaborated for high-reliability and performance, as well as for standardization of V2X communication that addresses cybersecurity and privacy protection.