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Global Startup Heat Map highlights 5 Top Mobility Startups developing 5G Solutions out of 94
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The Global Startup Heat Map below reveals the distribution of the 94 exemplary startups & scaleups we analyzed for this research. Further, it highlights 5 mobility startups that we hand-picked based on criteria such as founding year, location, funding raised, and more. You get to explore the solutions of these 5 startups & scaleups in this report. For insights on the other 89 5G solutions, get in touch.
Movandi develops 5G Ecosystems for Connected Cars
The efficient functioning of a connected car system is primarily dependent on smooth communication between the constituent devices. The emergence of 5G communication technology reduces the time delay in data transfer but creates compatibility issues with older devices. This is why startups and scaleups are developing 5G-compatible devices and software platforms to improve communications in connected vehicle systems. The implementation of 5G technology further increases the efficiency of artificial intelligence implementations through faster data transfer.
Movandi is a US-based startup that develops 5G ecosystems for connected vehicle applications. The startup produces integrated antenna modules and radio-frequency (RF) chips that support all 5G mmWave bands. The algorithms and systems that Movandi develops cancel self-interference and enhance signal coverage. Also, a smart repeater powered by Movandi BeamXR technology enables seamless integration with gNB (5G NodeB) and operator networks. These innovations ease the implementation of 5G for connected cars, cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) applications, and mobile hotspots.
Ettifos provides a Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) Solution using 5G
V2X systems use short-range direct-communication that provides 360 degrees non-line-of-sight (NLOS) awareness, complementing onboard line-of-sight (LOS) sensors such as cameras, radar, and LiDAR. The 5G new radio (5G NR) technology standardizes and unifies these communications on a global scale. So startups and scaleups are developing 5G NR cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) solutions that reduce the development cycle for equipment manufacturers. Such technologies also lower latency, enhance reliability and ensure high throughput.
US-based startup Ettifos provides software for implementing connected mobility solutions. The startup offers a software-defined radio (SDR) C-V2X solution that supports 5G NR sidelink-based V2X. Ettifos’ SDR software platform runs on Linux which supports end-to-end C-V2X data communication. This system increases the flexibility for upgrades, improves agility in verifying V2X solutions, and is cost-effective since it supports multiple standards in a single hardware. The NR-based sidelink also offers enhancement in the form of lower latency, higher data rate, and mobility support. Together, the solution supports autonomous driving, platooning, extended sensors, and remote driving.
Freefall 5G produces 5G Antenna Systems
Even though 5G signals have a clear bandwidth advantage, the mmWave frequencies are susceptible to huge path losses. To avoid this, phased-array antenna systems steer and optimize the radiation beam to maximize peak power towards a receiving device. But these phased-array setups are complex and require advanced electronic controls. This creates a big challenge to the implementation of connected vehicle systems that need network coverage along with the entire road network. This is why telecommunication startups are developing cost-effective antenna systems that use simple transmitter arrays.
US-based startup Freefall 5G develops a mmWave antenna system that completely utilizes 5G bandwidth while eliminating path losses. FreeStar 5G is the startup’s intelligent antenna system that provides high data rate communications. The solution offers extended coverage, 360-degree wide-area access, and a modular design adaptable to a variety of frequencies and applications. The Freestar system supports single or multiple users without using phase shifters. This makes it highly cost-effective for connected mobility applications compared to conventional phased-array antennas.
Neolix offers 5G-enabled Autonomous Vehicles
Smart mobility implementations like autonomous driving and the internet of vehicles require the fast transfer of data between the control centers and vehicles. Using 5G networks for this application overcomes this challenge. This is why startups are developing 5G-enabled smart mobility solutions. For example, these mobility solutions enable the safe and efficient utilization of autonomous vehicles in cities.
Neolix is a Chinese startup that develops and manufactures level 4 modular autonomous vehicles. The startup’s 5G-enabled autonomous vehicle is customizable to serve in various applications from food carts to patrol vehicles. The use of 5G enables big data collection, real-time prediction, and intelligent dispatching. This keeps vehicles always operating in areas where the service is critical. Neolix’s patrolling vehicles, with the help of 5G communications, also incorporate secure autonomous functions including automatic cruise, remote driving, remote monitoring, and gas and temperature detection.
Tusk designs Integrated Circuits (IC) for 5G-based Systems
A vehicle is made smart with an array of processors that constantly monitor and analyze data from multiple sensors. These processors are combined on an integrated circuit board in varying degrees of complexity. The use of 5G technology requires IC’s that receive information as mmWaves and relay it to the different vehicle systems. This is why electronic startups and scaleups are focusing on innovative techniques for designing IC’s for the mmWave spectrum.
Belgian startup Tusk IC conducts research and product design of IC’s for millimeter-wave spectrum applications. The startup provides turnkey solutions for complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS), silicon on insulator (SOI), and SiGe (silica germanium) processes of mmWave ICs. Tusk uses advanced electronic design automation (EDA) tools that make the designing process of mmWave circuits time-efficient. The solution also ensures the efficient packaging of components that consider the thermal and mechanical requirements for use in automobiles.
Discover more Mobility Startups
Mobility startups such as the examples highlighted in this report focus on connected cars, in-vehicle services, autonomous vehicles as well as shared mobility. While all of these technologies play a major role in advancing the mobility industry, they only represent the tip of the iceberg. To explore more mobility technologies, simply get in touch to let us look into your areas of interest. For a more general overview, you can download our free Mobility Innovation Report to save your time and improve strategic decision-making.