Didi Selects Airgain’s Antenna for C-V2X Connectivity in its Autonomous Vehicle PilotRFecho
Airgain, a provider of advanced antenna technologies has announced that it has been selected by Didi Chuxing (DiDi), for providing high-performance C-V2X (Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything) connectivity to an autonomous vehicle pilot in Shanghai. DiDi is the leading app based taxi hailing company in China (Similar to Uber in other countries).
Airgain’s MULTIMAX FV ITS 3-in-1 high gain antenna provides two high gain directional antenna arrays operating in the ITS (Intelligent Transportation Systems) 5.9 GHz frequency band, as is used for DSRC (Dedicated Short Range Communications) and C-V2X communications, and 1×1 multi-constellation GNSS (GPS/Beidou) for navigation. The roof-mount MULTIMAX FV ITS antenna solution was customized specifically for DiDi’s robo-taxi project, having been successfully deployed, tested, and optimized throughout several key testing stages on its autonomous vehicles on public roads in Jiading District of Shanghai.
The Airgain C-V2X solution was chosen based on its high gain and efficiency results, and the ability to perform at an advanced level when working on set routes. By working with their auto-industry partners, DiDi has the potential to become the first business to realize a large-scale robo-taxi service in China.
This collaboration between the two companies demonstrates Airgain’s commitment to providing advanced connectivity solutions in support of accelerating the development of Intelligent Transportation Systems, and overall autonomous and connected car innovation. With over 15 years of providing leading-edge wireless system solutions, Airgain brings technological superiority and depth of applications experience to connected vehicle applications through its reliable and high-performance wireless solutions for in-vehicle, vehicle-to-vehicle, and vehicle-to-infrastructure applications.