Auburn Hills’ Hirschmann Solutions Launches Antenna Designed for Automated Vehicles


Auburn Hills-based Hirschmann Solutions, a supplier of antenna and transceiver systems, has developed a new antenna that offers wireless communication channels for automated vehicles.

The antennas will be used in several test vehicles at the University of Michigan’s Mcity Test Facility, a 32-acre facility designed for evaluating connected and automated vehicles.

“Hirschmann Solutions is pleased to see our (dedicated short range communications) products as an integral part of the environment for safer, more automated vehicle and infrastructure technologies,” says Chris Bala, U.S. vice president of sales and marketing for Hirschmann Solutions.

Bala says the antennas provide connectivity for short- to medium-range wireless communication channels. The antennas enable connectivity for dedicated short-range communications vehicles with GPS features. The antennas are now available for ordering.

Earlier this month, Hirschmann Solutions partnered with a telematics service provider to launch M2M Gateway, a module that provides advanced communications and connectivity for fleet vehicles, heavy-duty trucks, and construction and agricultural equipment.

Hirschmann Solutions, the business unit of Hirschmann Car Communication GmbH, Germany, develops antennas and communication modules with embedded transceivers, tracking devices, and in-vehicle entertainment. The company employs more than 900 people worldwide.