AUBURN HILLS, Mich., July 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Hirschmann Solutions, a leading supplier of antenna and transceiver systems, is expanding its Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) antenna product family. The new offerings support industry and government initiatives to develop the next generation of vehicle technologies for safer, more efficient connected and automated mobility.
One of these initiatives is the University of Michigan Mcity Test Facility. With its grand opening on July 20, 2015, Mcity is the first-ever controlled environment for testing connected and automated vehicle technologies enabling driverless cars to reach the mass-market. The DSRC antennas were visible on several test vehicles during the grand opening event. Likewise, a vast majority of the approximately 3,000 vehicles deployed into the Ann Arbor Connected Vehicle Test Environment from 2012-2014 were equipped with Hirschmann antennas.
"Hirschmann Solutions is pleased to see our DSRC products as an integral part of the environment for safer, more automated vehicle and infrastructure technologies," said Hirschmann Solutions U.S. Vice President of Sales and Marketing Chris Bala. "As both the U.S. DOT Connected Vehicles Pilot Deployment Project and regional initiatives ramp up later this year for ongoing testing and development, Hirschmann is expanding its DSRC product family to support the next wave of vehicle deployments."
DSRC antennas provide connectivity for short- to medium-range wireless communication channels designed for automotive use. Hirschmann's new antenna offerings enable connectivity for DSRC only, DSRC-GPS and DSRC-GPS-WLAN service configurations. Packaging options include screw-mount, magnetic-mount, adhesive and hook-and-loop attachments. Standard DSRC products are available now for ordering, with deliveries within standard lead times. Specialty configurations, such as Dual-DSRC-GPS-WLAN, are also available and will be quoted upon request.
About Hirschmann Solutions:
Hirschmann Solutions is a business unit of Hirschmann Car Communication GmbH, Germany, offering communication technologies for smarter solutions to its customers. The product portfolio includes a wide range of antennas, smart antennas, communication modules with embedded transceivers, tracking devices and in-vehicle entertainment for most terrestrial and satellite based services. With a global workforce of approximately 900 employees, the Hirschmann brand is known for its high quality, best-in-class technology and equipment tailored to customer needs.
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