u-blox joins CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium

Consortium aims to save lives through developing standards for advanced wireless technologies in vehicles

Thalwil, Switzerland – u-blox, a global leader in wireless and positioning modules and chips, has become a member of the CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium. The industrial-driven consortium is dedicated to the development and deployment of Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS). As their ultimate goal is to improve road traffic safety and efficiency, the Consortium is working to develop roadmaps for vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications and to harmonize related standards. Lane accurate positioning and short range communication technology, both a focus of u-blox, play an important role for ITS applications.

u-blox is a leading provider of wireless positioning and communications modules and chips to the automotive industry. The company’s CEO, Thomas Seiler, commented: “We see the work of the CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium as pivotal to the success of C-ITS deployment, both in Europe and further afield. Its working groups and technical committee are undertaking very important work to ensure that vehicle communications technologies will contribute to saving lives and reduce injury by making our roads safer. We’re delighted to be able to contribute to that effort.”

About u-blox

Swiss u-blox (SIX:UBXN) is a global leader in positioning and wireless semiconductors and modules for the automotive, industrial and consumer markets. Our solutions enable people, vehicles and machines to locate their exact position and communicate wirelessly over cellular and short range networks. With a broad portfolio of chips, modules and software solutions, u-blox is uniquely positioned to empower OEMs to develop innovative solutions for the Internet of Things, quickly and cost-effectively. With headquarters in Thalwil, Switzerland, u-blox is globally present with offices in Europe, Asia and the USA.

(www.u-blox.com)

About CAR 2 CAR

The CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium (C2C-CC) is a nonprofit, industry driven organization initiated by European vehicle manufacturers and supported by equipment suppliers, research organizations and other partners. The C2C-CC is dedicated to the objective of further increasing road traffic safety and efficiency by means of cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) with Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication (V2V) supported by Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Communication (V2I).

(www.car-2-car.org)