Automotive at MWC19: C-V2X, 5G, and MEC

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By Dominique Bonte | 1Q 2019 | IN-5432


C-V2X Ready to Roll


The message at the event organized by the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA) at MWC19 was clear: there is no stopping the power of the growing C-V2X ecosystem, with 5GAA membership now exceeding 110 semiconductor vendors, automotive Tier1 suppliers, network infrastructure providers, carriers, vehicle OEMs, software developers, and module vendors. For the first time in history, the automotive and telco industries are joining forces to develop next-generation IoT connectivity technologies for the vehicles of the future.

Remaining regulatory issues related to accessing the 5.9 GHz ITS spectrum in the United States and Europe are not preventing car OEMs like Ford from committing to the deployment of C-V2X in new car models from 2022. C-V2X is increasingly touted as the open platform on top of which a wide range of applications can be launched, ranging from informational V2I convenience services to mission-critical V2V safety and cooperative mobility applications and, in the longer-term, driverless Level 5 operation.

During MWC, Telefonica, Seat, and a range of partners including…

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