Cohda Wireless receives $2 Million from the Government of South Australia to test autonomous driving solutions
March 21st, 2017, Adelaide, SA – Cohda Wireless (www.cohdawireless.com) announces that it has been the successful recipient of two grants from the Government of South Australia, totaling $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 be awarding grants to projects that contribute to Adelaide’s Smart City initiative and position South Australia as a competitive test bed for CAV (Connected Autonomous Vehicles).
Cohda Wireless is the world’s leading supplier of Vehicle-to-Vehicle, Vehicle-to-Infrastructure and Vehicle-to-Pedestrian (collectively called V2X) Connected Vehicle solutions, and is now developing CAV solutions for Car Makers, Smart Cities, and Mining. Cohda Wireless’ CAV products are focused on solving key outstanding problems for CAV deployments: CAV Localization, CAV Sensor Fidelity, and CAV System Cost. Cohda Wireless’ CTO, Paul Alexander said “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, Cohda Wireless is in a very unique position to tackle these problems. We are deploying cutting edge technology and believe Cohda Wireless will be a major player in CAV globally”.
These grants will be used to test Cohda Wireless’ new CAV Applications on the streets and highways of Adelaide. Part of the grant will be used to acquire two autonomous vehicles capable of driverless operation in urban and highway environments. Cohda Wireless’ CEO Paul Gray, said, “South Australia is the ideal location to develop CAV technology. Not only was South Australia the first state in Australia to pass laws allowing autonomous vehicles to be tested on the road, but The Future Mobility Lab Fund demonstrates The South Australian Government’s commitment to fostering new technologies and new industries in the State.”