Connected cars are increasingly complex

Connected cars

Testing the increasingly complicated selection of wireless interfaces for intercompatibility and interoperability

Connected vehicles offer a wide range of vehicle applications based on the 2G, 3G, 4G and upcoming 5G standards. From infotainment features to vehicle manufacturer applications with backend communication (e.g. OTA firmware updates) to automatic emergency call (eCall), more and more services are becoming available in vehicles. Vehicle-to-everything (V2X, V2V, V2I) communications will play a crucial role in achieving full autonomous driving.

Your challenges

Developments for connected vehicles and onboard equipment present new challenges and regulatory requirements for suppliers and vehicle manufacturers to ensure the safety and performance of the vehicle.

Our solutions

Rohde & Schwarz provides the automotive industry with standards-compliant test and measurement solutions to ensure regulatory compliance and correct functioning from the physical layer up. Rohde & Schwarz is the ideal partner for measurement solutions in the development process of all current and future mobile communications standards as we move towards the fully autonomous vehicle.

Benefits of our solutions

  • Lower development effort through the use of Rohde & Schwarz leading solutions for testing wireless technologies throughout the entire product lifecycle
  • Increase the quality of your developments by using industry-proven products
  • Future-proof investments in products from a supplier who strategically focuses on telecommunications technology

Automotive connectivity solutions

Automotive emergency call test solutions (eCall, ERA-GLONASS, NG eCall, K-eCall)

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Key technology – testing remote keyless entry systems

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Bluetooth® – verifying functionality and performance

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Test solutions for vehicle-to-everything communications

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Solutions for telematics testing in production

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Satellite navigation testing

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Automotive webinars and technical papers

Webinar: eCall and its challenges

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  • What eCall is
  • The upcoming challenges for eCall
  • The difference between eCall and NGeCall
  • Test requirements for NgeCall

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Webinar: V2X – the building blocks of an intelligent transport system

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  • Use cases for V2X from “day 1” basic safety to fully autonomous vehicles
  • Details of the current technologies under discussion
  • Future requirements

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Fact sheet: Cellular V2X end-to-end application layer test

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  • The verification of safety-critical scenarios in the lab
  • Simulation of reliable, repeatable safety-critical end-to-end V2X scenarios
  • Testing the complete stack
  • Having a test system with multiple options for automotive bus connectivity

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Whitepaper: Introduction to the vehicle-to-everything communications service V2X feature in 3GPP release 14

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  • C-ITS use cases and applications
  • System architecture
  • LTE V2X protocol stack for out-of-coverage communications
  • Synchronization in out-of-coverage V2X scenarios

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Is 5G a revolution?

Register now for our new 5G New Radio digital book to get a comprehensive answer to this question. Gain insights into the fundamentals, procedures and testing aspects of 5G NR.


Download V2X infographic

V2V - Vehicle to Vehicle

Vehicle to Vehicle: Alerts one vehicle to the presence of another. More Insights? Download our V2X infographic.

Vehicle to Device/Vehicle to Pedestrian

Vehicle to Device/Vehicle to Pedestrian: Vehicles communicate with cyclists' V2D device and vice versa. Learn more? Download our V2X infographic.

Vehicle to Infrastructure

Vehicle to Infrastructure: Alerts vehicles to traffic lights, traffic congestion, road conditions etc. Interested? Download our V2X infographic.

Our experts

Christian Hof

Christian Hof, Rohde & Schwarz

"The automotive industry is going through what is arguably the greatest period of transformation since it was formed. There is no doubt the evolution to autonomous vehicles (AV) will fundamentally change this industry. Connectivity plays an important role in enabling the vehicles to exchange information with the world around them. Rohde & Schwarz offers a broad range of test and measurement equipment for testing the connected car and the way customers experience mobility in the future."

Rob Short

Rob Short, Market Segment Automotive, Rohde & Schwarz

"Consumer demands for streaming services, industry's need to rapidly fix issues and enable new features using over-the-air (OTA) firmware updates, and legislation such as the eCall mandate in Europe have lead to a never-ending list of wireless interfaces being added to today’s vehicles. All of these interfaces need to be verified individually and together to ensure maximum performance and consumer satisfaction. A wireless communications tester such as the R&S®CMW500 allows you to test cellular interfaces, Bluetooth and wireless LAN on one platform – whether you need to verify protocols in R&D or require full end-to-end testing at the application layer."

Chibba Manish

Chibba Manish, Rohde & Schwarz

"Wireless connectivity in cars is turning out to be a standard option that enhances the user car experience and greatly improves road safety. Proper functioning of these wireless connectivity modules is crucial, and Rohde & Schwarz makes sure they do – with the right product portfolio building on the R&S CMW500 protocol tester. Be it cellular or non-cellular connectivity, products from Rohde & Schwarz ensure that these connectivity modules are always reliable in the real-world automotive environment."

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