Commsignia welcomes new People and Culture Director

Santa Clara, California – 10 October, 2022 

The new Director will oversee the human resources and organizational strategic leadership of the Commsignia team, currently 120-strong and growing.

Katalin Ragályi brings in 15+ years of international experience gained at household brand MNCs, overseeing workforce in multiple locations. Throughout her career, she acquired expertise in fast-paced, challenging environments and gained a great understanding of how HR and establishment of a strong culture can support business growth. 

She arrives at Commsignia from Tungsram Group, a global electronics manufacturer in the lightning industry, where she held the role of Chief HR Officer, leading the large-scale transformation of the company from human resources aspect.  

Previously she worked at medical service provider Affidea as Global HR Business Partner, where she dealt with 16 countries in her role, supporting local HR process improvement, recruitment and organizational development. Before that, she gained significant experience at telecoms giant Telenor, where she spent 17 years in various roles with growing responsibilities, ultimately fulfilling the role of Head of HR Partners and Talent Acquisition. 

She is a graduate of the Central European University, holding a BA in Human Resources Management, as well as a BA in Social Psychology obtained at Medo Institute. She is also a licensed Career Coach, and completed her studies with a Leadership Development Program at the London Business School. 

Hello Commsignia UK!

We are happy to announce we have just opened our UK Office, with the local team led by seasoned expert in wireless technologies, Andy Chappell.

“We are excited to increase our presence in the UK. We’ve already completed some projects here, and we see how active and engaged the local industry is.” – said Jozsef Kovacs, CEO of Commsignia.

“We see a growing interest in V2X related projects making it vital to have a local presence. We will be better able to cater to our customers and partners in the UK. I’m looking forward to announcing the upcoming projects we already have in the pipeline in the UK.”

Commsignia UK is already operational, feel free to reach out to us to learn more!

Introducing Commsignia Central for data-driven traffic management

Cities and road operators use V2X technologies to improve traffic conditions, reduce air pollution, broadcast useful information to traffic participants, and support self-driving vehicles. Growing V2X infrastructure places an extra burden on users and various stakeholders as it generates more data than what a legacy Traffic Management System could handle. Commsignia Central is a device and data manager platform that aims to solve this through automation and providing the ability to operate complex services. It offers a clear overview of what’s happening within the V2X enabled Intelligent Transportation System infrastructure, including roadside units, edge devices, and other smart sensors, so operators can focus on making the road network more efficient.

Commsignia Central stores, processes, and visualizes traffic information enabling data-based decision making. The software helps users maintain a consistently high level of service with smart features continuously monitoring the health and performance of V2X devices and with incident reports that help them respond quickly. All information is available in a central location reducing the number of maintenance trips, thereby cutting operating costs.

Message like a pro

With Commsignia Central broadcasting information becomes simple and completely transparent. Operators get an easy-to-use tool to automate these processes. The platform’s dashboard displays real-time feedback about message transactions so operators can always be sure that the messages have reached their destination.

“Talking to traffic participants is an increasingly complex task and stakeholders need to be prepared for the growth of self-driving vehicles and various micro-mobility services, all of which need to exchange significant amounts of data to safely co-exist with other road users. Our V2X technology will be key to making more precise, automated, and secure traffic management decisions.” – says Jozsef Kovacs, CEO of Commsignia.

Commsignia develops and produces equipment and software for cities and highways to help them build new connected, intelligent transport solutions or improve existing infrastructure. The Commsignia roadside platform processes and merges information coming from various sensors and cameras for better traffic efficiency and to protect road users including pedestrians and users of micro-mobility services. The Commsignia onboard unit provides vehicles with intelligence and the ability to cooperate, connecting them to each other and the infrastructure.

Industry Veteran Michael Becker Joins Commsignia

Commsignia, the largest company fully focusing on vehicle-to-everything (V2X) solutions, today announced the joining of Michael Becker to the company as VP of Global Automotive Business Development.

Throughout his career, Michael Becker (51) has gained extensive experience in various senior leadership roles focusing on software and hardware products and business development. He has been responsible for driving programs and teams globally with a strong focus on Asia, Europe and North America. He was leading the development of the first optical in-car infotainment network, and holds multiple patents for infotainment and networking solutions.

He spent 20 years at Harman International, where he started as a software engineer and moved on to product development and management, later evolutioned to global sales and business development, and later on partnerships. In 2011 he joined ATX (acquired in 2013 by SiriusXM) as Senior Director of Global Business Development, and throughout his tenure there later on he fulfilled managing director and VP roles as well. He is joining Commsignia from Agero, where he spent 2 years as VP Europe Customer Services. 

In his new role, he will be responsible for creating and executing the Automotive sales strategy of Commsignia, overseeing all levels of customer engagements in every customer project from business development, sales and account management perspectives to maintain Commsignia’s position as a global market leader in V2X. Besides, he will focus on building and maintaining Commsignia presence in the DACH region to support existing and potential customers.

“I couldn’t be more excited to join Commsignia, a company that provides cutting-edge V2X automotive technology and smart city solutions. I’m delighted to become part of this outstanding team and I’m looking forward to supporting an accelerated growth of Commsignia” 

Michael will continue to work in Germany.

Commsignia integrates cloud and V2X messaging in a 5G & 4G V2N solution

Commsignia has developed a vendor-agnostic method of transmitting automotive-grade vehicle-to-everything (V2X) messages including information aggregated from multiple sources, including the cloud, with the use of 4G and 5G connections.

The vehicle-to-network (V2N) solution can be applied to avoid traffic jams and prevent accidents in semi-static situations. A simple and rather common example is when cars congest highway exits and obstruct the outer lane, creating a dangerous situation. One known solution is when the on-board navigation system of stalled vehicles sends status information to the cloud via a 4G or 5G cellular connection. The navigation supplier’s cloud-based traffic information service then informs other vehicles of a possible traffic jam in the area. Such solutions usually only work within the specific supplier’s ecosystem.

Commsignia’s solution can aggregate information from different data sources, including various suppliers’ cloud databases, infrastructure data from roadside sensors and cameras, and sensor data from V2X-enabled vehicles. While cloud-based solutions trigger an early warning about a possible event, a vehicle’s V2X on-board unit sends more precise information in low-latency direct messages to other V2X-enabled vehicles in the area. These vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) messages contain the exact location of the recognized event. Commsignia’s hybrid fusion layer verifies alerts from different sources and provides the driver with aggregated data.

By combining network-based V2N, infrastructure-based V2I and vehicle-based V2V data, Commsignia’s solution offers more precise warnings and opens up the possibility of notifications reaching more drivers, increasing road safety. 

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Andras
Varadi

Research Director

One of the big challenges in digital traffic safety is reaching most drivers, and it makes sense to combine multiple channels such as direct V2X communications and the 4G or 5G cellular networks. The aggregation and verification of different information sources offer a robust and reliable messaging solution, all based on automotive grade V2X standards.

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This solution was developed in the SAFERtec project. SAFERtec has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no 732319

On the way to Pan-European Interoperability

Commsignia today announced the successful completion of C-Roads cross-border testing in Austria and France at the end of 2020, proving that Commsignia’s ITS-G5 V2X solutions, the RS4 roadside unit (RSU) and OB4 on-board unit (OBU) using Autotalks V2X radios with verification acceleration and embedded HSM Hardware Security Module are fully compliant with the pan-European C-Roads project specifications for ITS-G5 communications. The results show the maturity and interoperability of the Autotalks chipset and the complete Commsignia HW&SW solution and enables European customers to ramp up deployment volumes.

In addition to the C-Roads tests, the units are certified against the EU Radio Equipment Directive (EU RED).

Commsignia’s RS4 RSUs and OB4 OBUs are already OmniAir certified, regular participants on ETSI Plugtest events for interoperability and the units are fully compliant with all European V2X standards. The dual technology, DSRC / C-V2X, capability of the units ensure the support of both ITS-G5/DSRC and C-V2X technologies, enabling deployments regardless of regional preferences.

Commsignia V2X solutions are already delivered to more than 25 countries globally. In the various deployments Commsignia proved its competence in complete V2X security, SCMS/PKI integration and secure interoperability with devices from other vendors. The Commsignia OBUs and RSUs run Commsignia’s own automotive grade V2X software stack, security stack and applications.

The Commsignia automotive grade V2X stack, security stack and applications are also available for automotive OEMs and Tier-1s planning to line fit their vehicles with V2X functionality

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Laszlo
Virag

Chief Executive Officer / Founder

We are very proud of the interoperability test results showing our AutoTalks chipset based V2X OBUs and RSUs with the Commsignia V2X software are fit for mass deployments on the European market in terms of maturity, interoperability and security. The V2X software suite is also part of our automotive software product line, tailored to OEM mass production requirements. Commsignia projects in more than 25 countries prove that our solution meets the highest expectations of our customers.

Read about Laszlo Virag

About C-Roads Platform

C-Roads is a joint program of European Member States’ authorities and road operators for harmonising, testing and implementing C-ITS services C-ITS. The initiative’s goal is to ensure the cross-border interoperability of services for road users.

About Autotalks

Autotalks (www.auto-talks.com) is a V2X chipset market pioneer and leader, providing customers worldwide with state-of-the-art V2X solutions. Autotalks helps reduce collisions on roadways and improve mobility with its automotive qualified chipsets. The chipsets offer the most advanced, truly secure and highest performing global V2X communication solution designed for autonomous vehicles. Autotalks’ advanced technology, to be mass deployed in the coming years, complements the information coming from other sensors, specifically in non-line-of-sight scenarios, rough weather, or poor lighting conditions. It significantly improves overall road safety, effectively coordinating vehicles, self-driving cars, motorcyclists and pedestrians.

About Commsignia

Commsignia is the market’s most dynamic V2X company thanks to its cutting-edge technology and market ready portfolio. Commsignia specializes in Connected Car / V2X “Safer on the Road” software and hardware products compatible with IEEE 802.11p standards and DSRC and future Cellular V2X (C-V2X) / 5G technologies. Commsignia is helping to build the next generation autonomous car and smart mobility ecosystem that will make driving safer whilst reducing congestion and lowering emissions. Commsignia supplies best-in-class V2X (Car2X) Communication Software, hybrid V2X /ADAS Applications with robust PKI and SCMS security, a V2X SDK as well as OnBoard (OBU) and Roadside Units (RSU) for connected car and Smart City deployments.

V2X vehicle deployments in Europe are expected to accelerate now that V2X was included in the EuroNCAP 2025 roadmap. V2X infrastructure plays an important part of the European strategy, providing an instant improvement in road-safety. The mature Autotalks chipset proved again the compliance with all the European regulations for deployment in vehicles and infrastructure. Our long-standing and successful cooperation with Commsignia is the baseline for a high-performing and secure solution – Yuval Lachman, VP of Business Development EU & US

Commsignia’s High Performing V2X Software Stack Available with Snapdragon Automotive 5G and 4G Platforms

Commsignia, a leading vehicle-to-everything (V2X) solution provider today announced that its V2X software and security stack is now available to work with the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Automotive 4G and 5G Platforms for vehicular and roadside units (RSUs), leveraging the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™2150 Platform for computational power, the cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) system complements C-V2X communications solutions, while delivering 4G, 5G and C-V2X capabilities. The Snapdragon Automotive 4G and 5G Platforms, in conjunction with Snapdragon 2150 Platform, are highly integrated and optimized, allowing for the mass production-ready OnBoard (OBUs) and Roadside Units (RSUs) for long-range communications, while providing C-V2X direct short-range connectivity enabling low latency V2X communication.

With this important milestone, Commsignia provides OEMs and Tier-1 automotive suppliers an up-to-date, highly efficient, production-grade, global C-V2X solution on all Qualcomm® Automotive Wireless Solutions. The state-of-the-art software stack complies with the latest standards and industry requirements, including ASPICE and MISRA C, fulfilling high quality requirements of the automotive industry.

Commsignia’s proprietary V2X security stack makes full use of the Snapdragon 2150 Platform’s built-in Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) accelerator. Commsignia’s approach ensures secure V2X communication, while providing high verification throughput, as well as best-in-class computing performance, saving application processor computing budget, and carmakers can take advantage of working with a single supplier providing all necessary C-V2X software components.

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Szabolcs
Patay

Chief Revenue Officer

As one of the first companies to announce a software stack working with the Qualcomm Automotive Wireless Solutions, we are excited to offer our production-ready software on a mature V2X platform designed specifically for vehicles.

The high-performance software stack with outstanding security features leads the car industry into the V2X era, preparing the ground for future self-driving and connected vehicles.

Read about Szabolcs Patay

The FCC’s decision about spectrum usage last November now allows the exchange of information between C-V2X connected vehicles, pedestrians and the infrastructure, even when the participants are not in the line of sight.

C-V2X is a key technology to help safer driving, preventing road accidents, while it’s also reducing congestion and harmful emissions by optimizing traffic flows. As roads are getting digitized with C-V2X roadside units, and vehicles are sharing more and more information with each other and the infrastructure, data security is becoming a basic requirement for car manufacturers to ensure safety.

Qualcomm and Snapdragon are trademarks or registered trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated.
Qualcomm Snapdragon Automotive Platforms, Qualcomm Snapdragon 2150 Platform, and Qualcomm Automotive Wireless Solutions are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.

Welcoming C-V2X in the United States after FCC’s ruling

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) fundamentally changed the vehicle communications (C-ITS) market in the US by restructuring the 5.9 GHz band. The industry must go forward on a narrowed spectrum with Cellular V2X or C-V2X technology instead of the widely used Dedicated Short Range Communication (DSRC). The changes announced pave the way for progress, eliminating the uncertainty caused by competing technologies.

Commsignia has always been supporting both C-V2X and DSRC and is well prepared to help the US market go down this newly designated path. Road operators and cities can focus on their primary missions, saving lives and making transportation more efficient, while we at Commsignia deliver the best technologies and services needed to achieve these goals.

For those who have DSRC systems up and running we’re ensuring a smooth transition to C-V2X. Those who use our dual-mode equipment are in a unique position to solve this problem with a mere software upgrade at no significant cost. Our C-V2X offer includes ITS-RS4-M ver:C roadside units (RSU) for cities and road operators and ITS-OB4-M ver:C onboard units (OBU) for fleets to deploy V2X services in the US.

We’re participating in setting up the C-V2X certification processes with OmniAir to rigorously test our devices because standardization and certification is in our corporate DNA.

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Laszlo
Virag

Chief Executive Officer / Founder

This is a significant milestone for the industry, and we believe that with the uncertainty removed from the industry, deployments will speed up allowing V2X technology to take off.

However with this change various customers are facing the need to switch from their existing devices to C-V2X. For this we provide assistance and specialized solutions, to make sure this transition period is a smooth experience for all involved: decisionmakers, operators, and those using the technology day by day.

Read about Laszlo Virag

Join our webinar!

If you already have C-ITS infrastructure or want to build one, we invite you to join our webinar where we deep dive in FCC’s ruling and the future of this market. Laszlo Virag will talk about the impacts of FCC’s decision and how Commsignia supports building C-V2X infrastructure or upgrading an existing one. 

Register on the Webinar Event page.

Details of FCC’s November 18, 2020 decision:

The FCC allocated 45 MHz of the 5,9 GHz band to unlicensed devices, vehicle communication remained on the upper 30 MHz. C-ITS users have to vacate this lower part of the band within one year of the effective date of the First Report and Order, and leave behind DSRC within 2 years in the remaining band designated to C-ITS.

Commsignia Joins China’s IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group as Formal Member

Commsignia, a market leader in V2X solutions, has recently officially joined the IMT 2020 Promotion Group, which works on 5G research and development, standardization, and technical trials in China. Commsignia is now a member of the IMT2020 C-V2X Working Unit.

IMT2020 was founded by the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the National Development and Reform Commission, and the Ministry of Science and Technology. It leads 5G standardization and industrialization efforts and also aims to strengthen international R&D cooperation. Its members are mostly key regulators, operators, and vendors as well as academic organizations. China has identified C-V2X as the technology to be used for V2X and intelligent transport systems, with the 5.9 GHz spectrum assigned for ITS deployments and trials.

By joining IMT2020, Commsignia aims to leverage its expertise in V2X to participate in creating communications solution standards and interoperable products that will ultimately enable vehicles to be fully automated, making future mobility safer and more efficient.

Commsignia has been a pioneer in the V2X industry, and we are excited to be one of the largest V2X companies to complete the joining process and get the opportunity to participate in promoting V2X in China. I believe that by leveraging the global industrial experience we have gained developing automotive products, we can become a valuable contributor to the organization, and the cause as well” – Jozsef Kovacs, CEO, highlighted. “China has expressed a preference for C-V2X technology, and with its focus on deployments, we are excited to work with the organization and its members.”

The Membership Status is effective as of August.

Commsignia Launches Global Channel Partner Program

Commsignia, a market leader in Vehicle-to-Everything Communication (V2X) technology announces the launch of the Commsignia Channel Partner Program, aiming to further increase the deployment of V2X solutions to make cities safer and more sustainable.

The program offers an opportunity for companies active in the Smart City or ITS space to expand their offerings with Commsignia’s V2X product portfolio: mature, production grade hardware and software. It also grants access to the vast experience and knowledge of Commsignia experts, pioneers on this field with decade-long record of projects and pilots all over the world.

The market is booming, demand is growing rapidly, and now is a great momentum to become part of this opportunity with minimal risk and investment. We see a great potential for growth, and to leverage that we aim to build a strong network of ITS system distributors and system integrators to complement their local customer reach, distribution and system integration capabilities with our V2X expertise, creating a win-win situation delivering tailor made complex solutions to the customers through partnership.” – commented Szabolcs (Szabi) Patay, Chief Revenue Officer of Commsignia.

The global multi-level program was designed to find and engage partners that are considering to resell, architect, integrate and deploy V2X solutions. It offers access to extensive trainings and a technical knowledge-base, as well as support in marketing and business development and various commercial benefits.

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Gyongyver (Guinevere) Szabo, Channel Sales and Key Account Manager

Our team is making sure that the Commsignia partners joining the program will receive all business and technical training and the technical support they need to become successful V2X market participants and grow their business. We are looking forward to be working with our partners-to-be around the globe and build a truly global distribution network.

This move is in line with the intense growth the company has been experiencing in the past years. Commsignia’s V2X Road Side Unit (RSU) and On-Board Unit (OBU) product line is used by a multitude of road operators, integrators and DOTs, as well as various research institutions. The products are robust and reliable, they support both C-V2X and DSRC/ITS-G5 radio technologies, are easy to install and are certified by OmniAir, offering seamless integration with traffic management centers or 5G services. The Commsignia software development kit allows the development of new apps or to integrate smart sensors with an easy to use API.

More information about the Commsignia Channel Partner Program and application form can be found at https://www.commsignia.com/partners/