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GNSS Module IoV for Smart Cars and Smart Roads | Fibocom

GNSS Module paving the way for smart traffic. A GNSS module provides developers with the means to develop applications which require navigation. It is available as a standalone module.

We have come a long way in using positioning systems like the GNSS module for a variety of applications. In addition to creating solutions for emergency callers, pedestrian navigation systems, and tracking systems, the automobile industry holds a lot of interest in utilizing positioning systems for building a sound future for the Internet of Vehicles.

The Internet of Vehicles has been an interesting area of study for many developers and inventers. The IoV is divided into three branches, the inter-vehicle network, the intra-vehicle network and the vehicular mobile network. A GNSS module has its use cases in all three of these branches and it is safe to say, that it lies at the core of many applications developed as a part of the IoV ecosystem.

What is GNSS?

What began in 1993 with the operating of 24 satellites in their orbits creating the GPS, expanded to the launch of more satellites by different countries or regions like the European satellite system named Galileo, the Russian satellite system named Glonass, the modernization of the United States’ GPS, China’s navigation satellite system called BeiDou and Japan’s satellite system called QZSS (Quasi Zenith Satellite System) which are all, intended to improve the use of navigation systems in our applications. GNSS, short for Global Navigation Satellite System is the name given to technologies that use all of the above navigation systems.

A GNSS module provides developers with the means to develop applications that require navigation. It is available as a standalone module.

At Fibocom, we have been studying the different phases through which the IoV industry has undergone, and we have recognized three development phases:

Vehicle Information Services

Connected Driving

Intelligent Transportation

Right now, a GNSS module helps power several applications used for vehicle information services. The module is also used in devices being developed for connected driving which is slowly gaining maturity in the industry through the new age, EVs.

While smart traffic will still take time to go mainstream around the globe, GNSS module for smart cars and smart roads are starting to solve many problems posed for the industry.

About GNSS Module

A GNSS module provides interoperability and compatibility between the different navigation satellite systems for the average user without having to concern themselves with the country to which the satellite system belongs. In the coming years, we expect the use of a GNSS module in transportation systems to be as common as the use of airbags in cars. This means manufacturers will have devices using GNSS modules equipped in entry-level cars as well.

Using our GNSS module and other wireless solutions, you can build powerful applications which take us a step closer to smart roads and intelligent transportation. We have compact and cost-effective modules that are ideal for a variety of applications varying from goods tracking and drones to anti-theft systems and fleet management.

Our GNSS module provides high position accuracy and is suitable for use even in areas where the use of a single satellite system may otherwise limit user experience. A lot of our GNSS modules support the development of automotive navigation and telematics systems because of their accuracy and reliability.

Fibocom’s wireless solutions for IOV

In addition to the GNSS module, Fibocom offers a wide rage of 5G and 4G vehicle modules which aim to support the future of smart roads and smart traffic. These modules are used in developing a wide range of applications including in-vehicle infotainment, digital video recorders, telematics boxes, and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems.

Our modules are certified and tested on several parameters, including performance, reliability and data rate. With our modules, you can build low latency applications for vehicles. As 5G makes an entry in several markets, we are even looking at 5G connected valet parking, 5G connected tour buses, and several other applications as 5G becomes more viable around the globe.

Fibocom has established itself in the IoT industry as a provider of a wide range of IoT products and our experience in the industry helps us build products that are not just at par with its market counterparts, but those that offer higher reliability, stability and versatility.

 

The Industry

The Internet of Vehicles (IoV) is an integration of three networks: an inter-vehicle network, an intra-vehicle network, and vehicular mobile internet. Based on this concept of three networks integrated into one, we define an Internet of Vehicles as a large-scale distributed system for wireless communication and information exchange between vehicle2X (X: vehicle, road, human and internet) according to agreed communication protocols and data interaction standards. Vehicle information services, connected driving and intelligent transportation are considered three development phases of IoV. In the 4G era, IoV has realized vehicle information services, and has partially achieved connected driving in new energy vehicles. The transmission speed of 5G is theoretically 10 to 100 times that of 4G. 5G technology is expected to expand the application scenarios of IoV. 5G’s network rate, latency, and access capacity to MEC (Mobile Edge Computing), and the introduction of network slicing is driving a range of new applications such as automatic driving, perception sharing, remote driving, and high-quality video.

In the future, "smart cars" and "smart roads" will develop hand in hand. In terms of in-vehicle terminals, the medium and high-profile models of domestic independent carmakers are all enabled with network connectivity. Smart vehicles have long been regarded as an essential scenario for 5G commercialization. Level 2 smart driving (partial driving automation) only requires roads to be equipped with communication capabilities. When it comes to Level 3 and higher, roadside equipment must be integrated with MEC, AI, perception, etc. Vehicles with higher perception ability will inevitably lead to "smarter" roads, and vice versa. Intelligent vehicles and roads serve as a foundation for smart traffic and cities.

Fibocom Wireless Solutions

Fibocom 5G/ 4G/ vehicle modules are widely used for in-vehicle infotainment (IVI), Digital Video Recorders (DVR), Telematics Boxes (T-Box), in-vehicle gateways, 5G smart antennas, Telematics Control Units (TCU), Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), C-V2X (V2V/ V2I/ V2P), On Board Units (OBU), Roadside Units (RSU) and other vehicle-mounted and intelligent transportation systems. They provide high reliability and low latency wireless communication solutions to connected cars, high-precision positioning, 5G vehicle-road collaboration, unmanned mining trucks, 5G connected valet parking, 5G connected tour buses, and other scenarios.


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