2020

19.05.2020 – u-blox Holding AG

u-blox AG: With the VERA-P3, u-blox reaffirms its commitment to traffic safety by making V2X easily accessible

19.05.2020 / 09:00

Press Release

With the VERA-P3, u-blox reaffirms its commitment to traffic safety by
making V2X easily accessible

The compact module, based on u-blox core technology, brings easy access to
V2X, an essential enabler of increased safety, convenience, and efficiency
on the road.

Thalwil, Switzerland - May 19, 2020 - u-blox (SIX:UBXN,OTC:UBLXF), a global
provider of leading positioning and wireless communication technologies,
today announced its latest contribution to vehicle-to-everything (V2X)
technology: the VERA-P3 V2X module. Based on the u-blox UBX-P3 V2X chip,
VERA-P3 puts automotive OEMs, Tier-1s, and manufacturers of traffic
management infrastructure on a fast track to integrating V2X technology into
their platforms and solutions and deploying it commercially.

VERA-P3 communicates via the IEEE 802.11p wireless standard, referred to as
Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) in the USA, also known as ITS-G5
in Europe, to connect vehicles with each other and with roadside
infrastructure. By effectively seeing beyond the line of sight, V2X lets
vehicles assist drivers in potentially dangerous situations, in the event of
slow traffic ahead and by negotiating complex intersections. Smart cities
can also benefit from vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) applications to manage
traffic, from providing greenlight speed advisory, roadwork warnings, and
hazardous location warnings.

Ready to meet the upcoming market demand from the automotive industry,
VERA-P3 will play a crucial role in enabling truck platooning, which will be
supported by the majority of trucks by 2025. VERA-P3 is ideal for other
applications such as agriculture and mining, where heavy machines need to
communicate with each other to synchronize their activities.

By putting VERA-P3 as a V2X module on the market, u-blox brings its own core
technology in the hands of customers in an easy and accessible manner.
u-blox expertise in GNSS technology is also a key asset as satellite-based
positioning is becoming more and more crucial in V2X.

"The VERA-P3 module packages the UBX-P3 chip, which has already been
successfully used in trials and customer applications, into an easy-to-use
module," says Chafik Driouichi, Senior Product Strategy Manager, Short Range
Product Center at u-blox. "The module reduces the overall complexity of
integrating the technology, speeding up time to market, reducing costs and
capital investment, and future-proofing end products."

Based entirely on u-blox core technology and leveraging the company's long
track record as a dependable partner to the automotive industry, VERA-P3
offers customers quality, reliability, and peace of mind. Qualified for
operation from -40 C to +105 C, the automotive grade product complies with
WAVE and ETSI ITS G5 for operation on US and European territory.

Customers will be able to get their hands on samples and evaluation kits
starting from July, 2020.


About u-blox

u-blox (SIX:UBXN) is a global technology leader in positioning and wireless
communication in automotive, industrial, and consumer markets. Their smart
and reliable solutions, services and products let people, vehicles, and
machines determine their precise position and communicate wirelessly over
cellular and short range networks. With a broad portfolio of chips, modules,
and secure data services and connectivity, u-blox is uniquely positioned to
empower its customers to develop innovative and reliable solutions for the
Internet of Things, quickly and cost-effectively. With headquarters in
Thalwil, Switzerland, the company is globally present with offices in
Europe, Asia, and the USA.

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Issuer: u-blox AG
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