29 Nov '16, 12pm

Qualcomm and DSRC proponent debate how obsolete DSRC is

MUNICH — Vehicle-to-X communications (V2X) hold the promise of more safety, better traffic flow, and, in certain applications like platooning, significantly better fuel efficiency. Despite such benefits, there is a dissent about the underlying technology. In the first place, the technology to be used for V2X is widely defined and standardized. After lengthy discussions, large parts of the industry agreed upon using Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC). The technology is standardized as IEEE802.11p, and, in a number of trials over the past years, its feasibility and reliability has been proven. Recently, however, Qualcomm piped up with its position that DSRC is a “dead end.” In an interview published in EE Times Europe’s sister publication, EE Times, the Qualcomm senior vice president of engineering, Durga Malladi, held the view that V2X should be cellular-based beca...

Full article: http://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1330900

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