While the World Still Debates DSRC versus C-V2X, China Moves Ahead at the V2X Race and Plans Mass C-V2X Deployment by 2025

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By Maite Bezerra | 3Q 2021 | IN-6204


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While the world still debates whether vehicles should communicate using Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC) or C-V2X technologies, China quickly demonstrated a clear commitment to the C-V2X protocol and has developed a national strategic plan for V2X. Unsurprisingly, the country is now at the forefront of V2X implementations despite being a latecomer.

The China Society of Automotive Engineers (C-SAE) published a goal to increase the C-V2X On-Board Unit (OBU) penetration rate to 50% by 2025, which could be attainable if OEMs quickly deploy OBUs in a large part of their fleet, rather than just high-end models. Deployments are moving fast. In 2019, 13 car OEMs jointly released C-V2X commercial roadmaps. In December 2020, SAIC-GM launched the 2021 Buick GL8 Avenir, the first production vehicle in China to feature C-V2X. Earlier this year, Great Wall Motors launched the world's first 5G vehicle, the Haval H6. Hongqi's E-HS9, WEY Mocha, HiPhi X, and NIO ET7 are some of the models that are either already available in the market or will be launched by 2022.

The infrastructure side is…

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