Autotalks and RoyalTek Join Forces to Protect Pedestrians from Accidents
KFAR NETTER, Israel and TAOYUAN CITY, Taiwan, Jan. 5, 2017 — Autotalks, the leader in automotive-grade V2X communication solutions, and RoyalTek, a leader in global positioning systems (GPS) and satellite navigation technology are announcing their cooperation at CES 2017, taking place from January 5th to January 8th in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The two companies joined forces to improve road safety by developing an innovative solution for vehicle to pedestrian (V2P) use-case. Vehicles equipped with Autotalks’ V2X chipset will be able to “talk to” RoyalTek’s OMEN, also equipped with the chipset, using 5.9GHz WAVE/DSRC technology. The OMEN is designed as a phone case to be used by pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists and people with disabilities. The OMEN’s software is developed by ITRI (Industrial Technology Research Institute), a Taiwan based R&D organization that has been active in V2X software development since 2008. The OMEN awarded RoyalTek the CES 2017 Innovation Awards HONOREE in the Vehicle Intelligence product category.
This unique product, using Autotalks truly secure technology with multiple defense layers to protect against hackers, is enabling consumer-grade unsecure mobile phone to be part of a safety-critical network. It gives pedestrians road safety without compromising privacy, reliability or security.
In 2013, 4,735 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in the United States.1 Additionally, more than 150,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency departments for non-fatal crash-related injuries in 2013.2 Pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to be killed in a car crash on each trip.3 RoyalTek and Autotalks are both motivated to dramatically reduce these statistics with their collaboration.
“RoyalTek created OMEN to save pedestrian lives without compromising on the customer’s security and comfort, ” explains RoyalTek’s President, Jacky Chen, “We offer an easy-to-use and carry, totally secure V2P solution. The high level of integration offered by Autotalks is the only viable solution for our product concept taking into consideration its superior security, size and power consumption.”
“Autotalks is proud to have such an important cooperation with RoyalTek.” said Hagai Zyss, CEO of Autotalks. “Autotalks’ entire vision is based on improving road safety and saving lives. This award winning innovative concept designed by RoyalTek to address the important V2P use-case, not only helps prevent accidents, but helps safeguard those who are most vulnerable, and this is of the highest importance to us.”
RoyalTek is founded in December, 1997, and it has been focusing on developing global satellite positioning and wireless communication technology in recent two decades. Starting from 2010, RoyalTek combines these skills with Android framework to supply a state-of-the-art connected infotainment in-dash navigation system. Today, RoyalTek announce new achievement of active driver assistant system. RoyalTek will demonstrate how its new technologies to activate your driving safety in its exhibit at CES, Jan. 5-8, 2017, located in Booth no. 2808, Westgate, in Las Vegas. For more information, please visit http://www.royaltek.com.
Autotalks, founded in 2008, is a V2X-chipset market pioneer and leader providing OEMs, Tier 1 and Tier 2 customers with comprehensive V2X solutions. Autotalks chipsets enable the V2X communication revolution by providing the most advanced, truly secure V2X solution created for autonomous vehicles. The chipsets are pre-integrated and designed to shorten development schedules and reduced costs. Autotalks’ cutting-edge technology addresses all key V2X challenges: communication reliability, security, positioning accuracy and vehicle installation.
1. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Traffic Safety Facts 2013 Data – Pedestrians. Washington, DC: US Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; 2015. Publication no. DOT-HS-812-124. [cited 2015 Feb 17]. Available at http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/812124.pdf . Accessed February 17, 2016.
2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. WISQARS (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System). Atlanta, GA: US Department of Health and Human Services, CDC; 2015. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/injury/wisqars. Accessed February 17, 2016.
3. Beck LF, Dellinger AM, O’Neil ME. Motor vehicle crash injury rates by mode of travel, United States: Using exposure-based methods to quantify differences. Am J Epidemiol 2007;166:212–218.