For the past seven years Savari has been working with many OEMs at the CAMP (Crash Avoidance Metrics Partnership) and Car-2-Car Communication Consortium in the United States and Europe. Savari has a long history of working with many OEMs since the USDOT V2X test pilots in 2011 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Overall, Savari equipped more than 5,000 vehicles with an integrated hardware and software solution. The relationships have since intensified, and Savari is licensing its V2X middleware along with multiple safety applications to car manufacturers. Savari supports OEMs on the path to deploying self-driving cars, as these vehicles will be embedded in a future automated transportation scenario relying mainly on V2X and DSRC-based sensors, as the vision of many countries and governments suggests.
Savari V2X middleware technology provides OEMs with additional sensors and more accurate predictive analytics for the car. Two features set the solution apart from and complement any other sensor solution. First, unlike other sensor technologies, such as Radar, Lidar and cameras, V2X software does not require line of sight of the environment (road, intersections or any object), so it provides an increased level of driving accuracy, especially in hazardous conditions. Also, it enables cars to communicate with other vehicles (V2V), infrastructure (V2I) and pedestrians (V2P) up to a mile away. Savari V2X software is compliant with all major international communication standards, including the latest U.S. (WAVE) and European (ETSI) standards.
On top of the Savari software stack are many V2X applications.
- Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V): Electronic Emergency Brake Light (EEBL), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Intersection Movement Assist (IMA), Lane Change Advisory (LCA), Left turn assist (LTA), Do Not Pass Warning (DNPW).
- Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I): Curve Speed Warning (CSW), Work Zone Warning (WZW) and in-vehicle SPaT (Signal Phase and Timing) visualization.
- Vehicle-to-Pedestrian or Vehicle-to-Phone Communication (V2P): Enables cars to identify pedestrians crossing streets in unpredictable situations and alerts the drivers through an application displayed either on a smartphone or on In-Vehicle-Infotainment systems.
Savari’s software stack is radio-agnostic—it is designed to fit any radio module from any standards-compliant vendor. Savari’s intellectual property resides in the layers above the wireless communication layer, and is not tightly coupled with a specific radio module, which enables the V2X stack to adapt easily to future technologies, such as LTE V2X.