Cohda Wireless

Cohda Wireless is an equipment vendor in the Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) market. The company manufactures hardware products with acknowledged best-in-world performance and has developed complete software solutions (from network layer to applications layer) for this market. Cisco and NXP Semiconductors are strategic investors in Cohda Wireless. Cohda’s hardware and software products are being used in car-to-car field trials worldwide today. Our customers include a large number of carmakers, tier one suppliers, automotive chip makers, road authorities, as well as new market entrants. Cohda’s products are already in use in the USA, Europe, Australia, Japan, and Korea, and have undergone almost one million vehicle-days of testing in these trials. Cohda Wireless’ recent opening of its Europe office in Munich follows last year’s opening of its US office in the Michigan city of Farmington Hills. For more information, visit

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Cohda Wireless announces its first V2X OEM deployment for 2017

Cohda Wireless CEO Paul GrayCohda Wireless CEO Paul Gray

Global Connected Vehicle technology leader Cohda Wireless today announces that the new 2017 Cadillac CTS sedan contains Cohda’s world-leading V2X software as a standard feature. V2X (Vehicle-to-Everything) uses both vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications to enable cooperation between vehicles and infrastructure to improve safety, mobility, and have a positive environmental impact.

Cohda Wireless will  supply its Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) solutions for the 2017 Cadillac CTS, sold in the US and Canada. DSRC is a two-way, short to medium range wireless technology defined by the 802.11p communications standard. Unlike cameras, radars or lidar sensors, DSRC isn’t bound by line of sight, offering car manufacturers a much safer and more reliable communication solution.

The Cadillac CTS uses the Cohda-based DSRC solution and GPS to transmit and receive as many as 1000 messages per second from other vehicles as far as 300 metres (1000 feet) away.

This pioneering project sees the 2017 Cadillac CTS roll off the production line with Cohda Wireless V2X software installed as a standard feature. This provides the car with ‘360-degree awareness’ by gathering and synthesising data from sensors on nearby vehicles and roadside infrastructure to detect hidden threats by extending the horizon of awareness beyond what the driver can see. Cohda Wireless has supplied the complete software stack for the 2017 Cadillac CTS, comprising 10 DSRC V2X applications including Intersection Collision Warning, Hazardous Location Warning and Emergency Vehicle Warning.

Cohda Wireless CEO Paul Gray said General Motors had achieved a world first with the 2017 Cadillac CTS. “This is now the benchmark that other production cars will be judged against when it comes to technology and safety,” he said.

Cohda Wireless CEO Paul GrayCohda Wireless CEO Paul GrayCohda Wireless ( today announces it has received two grants from the Government of South Australia, totalling $2 million, as part of the Future Mobility Lab Fund.

The fund will provide $10 million over the next three years to projects that demonstrate, develop or contribute to the applied research of future mobility technologies. The South Australian Government will award grants to projects that contribute to Adelaide’s Smart City initiative and position South Australia as a competitive test bed for Connected Autonomous Vehicles (CAV).

Cohda Wireless, the world’s leading supplier of Vehicle-to-Vehicle, Vehicle-to-Infrastructure and Vehicle-to-Pedestrian - collectively called V2X - Connected Vehicle solutions, is now developing CAV solutions for carmakers, smart cities and mining.  Cohda Wireless’ CAV products focus on solving key outstanding problems for CAV deployments: CAV localisation, CAV sensor fidelity, and CAV system cost.  

Cohda Wireless CTO Paul Alexander said Cohda Wireless was in a unique position to tackle these problems. “With a history of connected and autonomous vehicle projects including the Freight Signal Priority trial in NSW and the Jaguar Land Rover Off-Road Connected Convoy, we are deploying cutting edge technology and believe Cohda Wireless will be a major player in CAV globally,” he said.

Cohda Wireless to Demonstrate New Jointly-Developed V2X Reference Solution at the ITS World Congress 2016, October 10 -14             

Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723), a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, and Cohda Wireless, the leading supplier in the vehicle-to-everything (V2X) and connected autonomous vehicle (CAV), today announced their collaboration in the fields of automotive vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications.

By bringing together Renesas’ V2X R-Car system-on-chips (SoCs) and Cohda Wireless’ V2X and CAV software solutions, the companies deliver a V2X reference solution that supports European and North American communications standards for V2X system development.

Cohda Wireless will demonstrate the jointly-developed V2X reference solution consisting of Renesas’ R-Car W2R and R-Car W2H SoCs combined as a starter kit and Cohda Wireless’ software at the ITS World Congress 2016 taking place October 10 -14 in Melbourne/Australia (Booth 313).

In response to the industry expectations for U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) to mandate V2X to improve road safety and efficiency in addition to the recent deployment of V2X technology in Japan, targets have been set to widely introduce secure V2X technology in multiple global regions.