In November the Chinese government announced that 20MHz band on 5.9G has been released dedicated for C-V2X trials. This clearly demonstrates their support for the technology and sends an important message to the industry. Europe also has 5.9G spectrum for V2X and is exploring two technologies, C-V2X and 802.11p, as candidate technologies for V2X. As the attitude of the EU is to be “Technology Neutral”, it is unclear what impact this policy will have on the EU or other regions…
In November the Chinese government announced that 20MHz band on 5.9G has been released dedicated for C-V2X trials. This clearly demonstrates their support for the technology and sends an important message to the industry. Europe also has 5.9G spectrum for V2X and is exploring two technologies, C-V2X and 802.11p, as candidate technologies for V2X. As the attitude of the EU is to be “Technology Neutral”, it is unclear what impact this policy will have on the EU or other regions.
C-V2X (Cellular-Vehicle to X) is a new technology for the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) industry. With development of mobile broadband (MBB), telematics - which is also based on cellular technology - has already been commercially applied in connected vehicles industry. It is already impacting our daily life when we drive in areas such as navigation, precise mapping, user based insurance (UBI), tele-diagnostics and internet based infotainment.
It is a common view amongst the Intelligent Transportation System industry that C-V2X will be the most effective technology for assisted driving and autonomous driving in future and works together with intelligent cameras, radar and sensor etc. C-V2X is very helpful in scenarios such as traffic lights capture, NLOS (Non Line Of Sight), foggy/rainy weather etc.
Technically C-V2X also has many advantages compare to traditional vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication due to its ease of connecting to the internet, supporting high-density scenarios and telecom class security.
According to third-party reports, driver assistance, safety and entertainment are top three issues for the connected car market in next 5 years, as illustrated in the chart below. Huawei sees huge potential in the telematics and C-V2X market in next 5 years and even further ahead.
The international standards organization, 3GPP, has already finished the core part of the C-V2X standards, and will together with the ISO confirm the C-V2X standard in Q1 2017. Chinese standards organizations, CITS and CCSA, will subsequently align with international standards.
C-V2X has been recognized by international Tier 1 car makers including Audi, BMW, Daimler, Jaguar, SAIC, Changan. These industry giants have shown interest in C-V2X research and demonstrations / trials, and having waited a long time for 802.11p commercialization, have formed their own forum the 5GAA.
Some leading telecom operators for instance Vodafone, T-Mobile and China Mobile carried out live demonstrations and trials with Huawei across Europe and China. Huawei plays a key role as the leading vendor of C-V2X. In China, and has held live demonstrations in Hangzhou, Shanghai and Chongqing. In Europe the trials and demonstrations have been running from 2015 and continue into 2017.
Huawei will be cooperating with Vodafone during Mobile World Congress 2017 to hold a live demonstration in Barcelona.
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