Automotive, Fleet, and Public Safety

Advanced Wireless Connectivity Solutions for In-Vehicle, Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V), and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2X) Applications

The automotive industry is in the midst of significant transformation led by innovations around safety, energy efficiency, autonomous driving, and infotainment systems. With the move to autonomous vehicles and 5G, many car manufacturers are moving to enhance the cellular connectivity of their vehicles. Automakers seek to integrate a wide range of radio access technologies to support connected vehicles, from 2G and 3G for light, telematics-based connectivity, to 5G, LTE, and Wi-Fi for heavy infotainment use, and DSRC for safety applications such as collision avoidance. Other standards such as 802.11p will play a role in V2V and V2X communications, while GNSS/GPS will remain a basic requirement for vehicle location tracking and navigation.

Airgain is playing an important role in the connected vehicle market by providing antenna technology in support of advanced wireless connectivity solutions for in-vehicle, vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2X) applications. Airgain has a leading portfolio of automotive antenna connectivity solutions, from embedded solutions for OBD II, IHU, and Connected Car Gateways, to custom shark fin antennas for automotive OEMs, and high-quality antenna products for mobile and automotive fleet applications for government, public safety, and enterprise applications.

Connected vehicles have six distinct product categories, including Mobility Management, Vehicle Management, Entertainment, Safety, Drive Assistance, and Well-Being. Many of these categories can be particularly useful to owners of vehicle fleets, such as company and service vehicles, as well as companies in the car-rental and car-sharing industries.

While one segment of the automotive antenna market is tied to antennas designed and integrated into new vehicles, the other is tied to the fleet and aftermarket segment. In the automotive market, our antennas are deployed in a wide range of vehicles to support a variety of wireless connectivity solutions in the fleet and aftermarket segment and support a variety of technologies that include Wi-Fi, 3G, LTE, Satellite and LPWAN.

The fleet and aftermarket segments consist of applications whereby rugged vehicular wireless routers are paired with external antenna systems to provide connectivity to fixed and mobile assets. Within the fleet and aftermarket market segment, there has been a rise in the number of antennas per vehicle. This is largely driven by the increasing needs of connectivity across different access technologies that include Wi-Fi, 3G, LTE, 5G, Satellite, and low power wide area networking, or LPWAN.

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