Cohda Wireless Names Patrick Brunett to Head New U.S. Operation
Connected vehicle systems software developer Cohda Wireless has opened a U.S. office in Farmington Hills, Michigan, and named Patrick Brunett as sales director and general manager of Cohda Wireless America.
Prior to joining Cohda Wireless, Brunett was director of Panasonic Automotive Systems Vehicle Electrification business unit. Earlier he engaged in strategic planning and business development activities for various clients, primarily in the area of connected vehicle and infotainment systems, and was involved in launching the first satellite radio receivers for Sirius Satellite Radio.
Cohda Wireless is a major supplier of equipment to connected vehicle technology trials including the Safety Pilot Model Deployment in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The company offers solutions for immediate deployment in production vehicles.
By the end of this year, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is expected to announce its position on Connected Vehicle deployment. “With the NHTSA decision imminent, this is the right time to establish a local presence to ensure Cohda Wireless has sales and engineering staff close to the customer to provide the highest level of support,” said Cohda CEO Paul Gray.
Earlier this year NXP Semiconductors and Cisco Systems made strategic investments in Cohda Wireless.
Cohda launched the MK4 radio, the fourth generation of its Connected Vehicle anti-collision technology based on the Cohda/NXP RoadLINK™ chipset, and incorporating field-proven Cohda oftware stacks.