Commsignia Provides V2X Traffic Light Connectivity for Perrone Robotics AVs
Commsignia is partnering with autonomous vehicle (AV) company Perrone Robotics to provide Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) communication systems to the Jacksonville Transportation Authority in Florida, USA.
Perrone Robotics has deployed its patented TONY AV Upgrade Kit (TO Navigate You) in vehicles with an integrated Commsignia OB4 V2X on-board unit. The Commsignia OB4 unit enables the Perrone Robotics traffic light detection module to keep vehicles in autonomous mode when passing through signalized intersections.
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The V2X unit also enables Perrone Robotics’ patented “MAX” AV operating system to use V2X messages as a redundant safety check on other visual sensors.
Perrone’s V2X compatible autonomy kit can be installed on a variety of passenger or freight vehicles, ranging from small 2-passenger vehicles to 40ft buses, and they have currently integrated their kit into over 30 vehicle types. different.
“Communication between autonomous vehicles and infrastructure is essential for efficient driverless operation,” said Laszlo Virag, CEO of Commsignia. “Using an external perspective provided by the transport infrastructure greatly enhances the contextual awareness of autonomous vehicles. V2X provides accurate data in situations where the vehicle’s on-board sensors may have difficulty sensing the environment, enabling vehicles to continuously drive autonomously over the most complex stretches of road, at intersections.
“Commsignia hardware is an added benefit that can enable our customers to expand their business areas and shorten their path to fully driverless operation in a safe and reliable manner,” added Nicholas Pilipowskyj of Perrone Robotics. “By providing a hardware system that supports DSRC and C-V2X, Commsignia allows us to seamlessly update our customers’ software as the infrastructure continues to evolve. Perrone Robotics is thrilled to have a forward-thinking partner in the V2X space who can adapt to different environments and work with us to make autonomy safer and more accessible to everyone.
Main image: downtown Jacksonville, Florida. Adobe Stock.