Danlaw Inc., an automotive supplier in Novi, today announced the release of its Through Glass Integrated V2X (vehicle to infrastructure) Antenna. The antenna pairs with DSRC devices to enable vehicle-to-vehicle, and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications.
Traditional aftermarket antennas require drilling holes or passing cables through window and door openings, which risks damaging vehicle seals. Danlaw’s dual-radio, glass-mounted antenna eliminates the risk of damaging the vehicle by using a coupling pair to pass DSRC signals between the vehicle’s interior and exterior.
The easy-to-install antenna can be mounted on the rear, front, or side windows using automotive grade glass adhesive. The flexible installation allows the shortest cable route to a V2X device, which reduces signal losses due to cable length.
The design incorporates an integrated GNSS antenna on the interior coupler. Optional cellular, Wi-Fi, and other antennas are also available on request.
“Our customers running pilot programs want to install V2X DSRC systems on vehicles with best-in-class RF performance without modifying their cars,” says Scott Morell, vice president of engineering at Danlaw. “Combined with our Aftermarket V2X Safety Device, this enables V2X capabilities to be installed on vehicles simply and easily.”
The antenna expands Danlaw’s connected vehicle portfolio, which includes an Aftermarket Safety Device (ASD) and V2X Development tools. The ASD has been selected by pilot programs supporting multiple applications, including critical safety advice, driver access solutions, and real-time road condition and congestion information.
Danlaw development tools include the OmniAir-certified Mx-DSRC Conformance Test System and Mx-Drive Mobility Simulator.
Danlaw is a leader in connected car and automotive electronics, and has more than 800 employees.