Hyundai Motor will apply a cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) chip from Israeli chip firm Autotalks for Genesis GV90 launching next year, TheElec has learned.
It will also use Autotalks’ solution to develop its 5G C-V2X chip, sources said.
Hyundai Motor believes Level 3 or above autonomous vehicles will need C-V2X technology, they said.
The company is planning to use a different chip from Qualcomm’s when it comes to 5G C-V2X, they added.
Hyundai Motor spend 5.5 billion won to acquire a 2.24% stake in Autotalks back in June 2018.
Its affiliates such as Hyundai Mobis had been developing automotive telecommunication chips since then and has recently completed the development of a C-V2X module and controller.
Autotalks’ software technology can support both C-V2X and dedicated shortage range communication (DSRC) at 5.9GHz, which is preferred by automobile companies, Kookmin University Jeong Gu-min said.
C-V2X standard was set by 3GPP in 2017 and DSRC by IEEE in 2012.
Though the two standards had competed for a while, the US and Europe are now more leaning towards C-V2X.
Qualcomm is planning to start manufacturing 5G C-V2X engineering sample near the end of the year, sources said.
The technology will likely be supplied to tier-1 suppliers for automobile companies in 2023 at the earliest.