For the demonstration, Fujikura had installed wireless communication devices equipped with Fujikura’s 60 GHz mmWave Wireless Communications Module on electric poles in the streets and on a local bus to establish a wideband, high-speed wireless connection between the two. By using the wireless connection, the module successfully uploaded in-vehicle camera images in real time and also transmitted GNSS (global navigation satellite system) correction data necessary for high-precision vehicle positioning, which is required to support safe driving.
Photo, Fujikura: In-vehicle camera image transmitted in real time by the 60 GHz
mmWave communication device
Fujikura’s 60 GHz Millimeter Wave Wireless Communications Module is based on the IEEE 802.11ad (WiGig) standard and integrates Sivers Semiconductors’ RF chipset (TRX BF/01) for the 57-71 GHz frequency bands (unlicensed 5G). The module provides world-class, high-speed communication (>2Gbps) and long-distance transmission capability (>500 m).
Photo, Fujikura: Fujikura’s 60 GHz millimeter-wave wireless communication
device used for Himeji City safe driving support demonstration
Fujikura plans to accelerate their studies of applying this technology to various V2X (vehicle-to-everything) systems to be incorporated into transportation-related vehicles such as general vehicles, buses and trucks, construction/work vehicles, and AGVs (automatic guided vehicles) used in factories. With the aim of having this module evaluated outdoors, Fujikura plans to start providing early adopters with an “outdoor evaluation kit” from Q2 2021.
Photo, Fujikura: Outdoor evaluation kit
Fujikura press release https://www.fujikura.co.jp/eng/newsrelease/products/2063554_11777.html