Connected car trade association, 5GAA, has put ‘Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything’ (C-V2X) technology through its paces in a series of live demos on the streets of Turin. As network capabilities via the deployment of 4G LTE cellular technology, and the emerging 5G high-speed low latency communications come to fruition, 5GAA is touting the CV2X technology as ‘market ready today.
Prominent members and partners of the 5GAA including Audi, Continental, Ericsson, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Harman Samsung, Marelli, Pirelli, Qualcomm, TIM and Vodafone demonstrated the current state of C-V2X and the road to future, Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V), Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I), and Vehicle-to-Network (V2N) applications based on 4G LTE and 5G.
Using both direct short-range communications and mobile networks, the open-road demonstrations showcased the C-V2X capabilities:
- Protecting vulnerable road users, for instance, by alerting drivers about a pedestrian at a crossing using LTE-connected infrastructure.
- Smoothing traffic by allowing public authorities and road operators to provide real-time warnings to drivers in urban environments concerning roadworks or speed limits.
- Preventing incidents at dangerous intersections or in the event of unexpected braking, thanks to C-V2X direct-short range communications between vehicles.
5GAA Dr. Maxime Flament, CTO, 5GAA