Connected cars are increasingly complex

Connected cars

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

In recent years, wireless communications has rapidly made its way into the automotive industry. The growing popularity of mobile services requires intercompatibility and interoperability of the different standards used within vehicles to ensure customer expectations are met. In order to achieve full autonomous driving, vehicle-to-everything (V2X, V2V, V2I) communications will play a crucial role. Information will not only be received and displayed, it will be used to influence a car's driving behavior. Rohde & Schwarz provides standard-compliant test and measurement solutions to verify the end-to-end performance of all wireless communications standards used today and in the future.

Your challenges

In order to minimize the safety risk arising from poor transmission conditions or unstable wireless links, the RF transmitters and receivers in the communications system's onboard units must exhibit certain characteristics and demonstrate conformity with applicable regional standards. Car manufacturers need a test environment that provides repeatable tests results during design, verification and production.

Benefits of our solutions

  • Repeatable: test and analyze application behavior in emulated network environment
  • Flexible: easy-to-configure real-world test scenarios
  • Complete: meet worldwide regulatory test requirements

For more detailed information, see our brochure "Driving tomorrow's mobility".

Automotive connectivity solutions

Automotive V2X webinar and whitepaper

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

    Sign up and learn more about:

    • 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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Our experts

Christian Hof

Christian Hof, Rohde & Schwarz

“The dream of the connected car will come true and with the implementation of eCall from March 2018 onwards, cars will autonomously call the emergency service. Rohde & Schwarz has developed application software for eCall based on the R&S®CMW500 protocol tester. The software simulates the public safety answering point (PSAP) and remotely controls the protocol tester, emulating a cellular network in the lab. With this certified eCall test solution, you are prepared for future conformance test requirements and have a basis for next generation eCall.”

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."

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