Spirent Communications and Cohda Wireless have announced their partnership to support the testing of WAVE-DSRC vehicle-to-everything (V2X) devices.
Spirent provides connected car and automotive Ethernet test solutions and Cohda Wireless is a solution provider of V2X devices. Both the companies had joined hands earlier for testing the European V2X standard ITS-G5 before coming together now for these similar tests for the USDOT WAVE-DSRC standards, as per IEEE1609.x and SAE J2945/1.
The companies will be participating in the OmniAir Motor City Plugfest where Spirent is providing WAVE-DSRC V2X conformance testing at five test stations, enabling V2X vendors to prepare for OmniAir certification and to improve their product quality. Spirent’s main focus at this plugfest will be on functional and performance requirements, as defined in SAE J2945/1 and IEEE1609.2 standards, which include security and mobility features known to be potential sources of interoperability and safety issues for this technology.
V2X is the foundation for a wide range of applications that will significantly enhance road safety by alerting drivers and embedded systems on board the vehicle about road work, lane closures, traffic signal timings, and even potential collision hazards. Interoperability across vehicular communication devices and associated software from different manufacturers is highly critical for the success of V2X technology. To ensure interoperability, the OmniAir Consortium has put in place a rigorous Connected Vehicle Certification Program to verify compliance with current standards and regulations.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) mandates manufacturers to have their equipment certified by OmniAir Consortium as a precondition to participating in pilot deployments in the United States.