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This includes 5G wireless, DSCR, satellite and other solutions that enable V2X connectivity. It also includes edge computing, optical fiber, data centers, operating systems — all of the infrastructure components that enable the transition to a new era in digital transportation services. 

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Road Tech That Can Alert Drivers To Hazards, Congestion In Testing

Source: Payments.com Utah officials estimate that new vehicle-to-everything, or V2X, technology could reduce the severity of traffic crashes by 80 percent, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reports. Motor vehicle crashes claimed the lives of around 36,120 people in 2019,...

Best Practices for WAVE-DSRC Conformance and V2X Testing

Source: Spirent Highlights and Take-Aways from OmniAir Quebec Plugfest 2019 While the fight continues between DSRC/ITS-G5 and Cellular V2X (C-V2X) over which technology will ultimately win the race as the medium for the emerging Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) market,...

Networks of self-driving trucks are becoming a reality in the US

Source: VOX By Rebecca Heilweil  Jul 1, 2020 Fully autonomous trucking may be one step closer to reality. On Wednesday, the San Diego-based self-driving startup TuSimple announced what it’s calling the world’s first autonomous freight network. That means that the...

Audi: ‘Could a carrier run our 5G network? Why not? Everything’s on the table’

Source: Enterprise IoT Insights Car maker Audi, like other giants of German manufacturing, is sitting on a tranche of vacant radio spectrum that has been liberated by the German telecoms regulator for test purposes ahead of its official release as an industrial band...

Auto manufacturing group applauds automaker V2X pledge

SOURCE: Transportation Today The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) announced Thursday it applauds vehicle manufacturers for their pledge to install 5 million radios for vehicle-to-everything (V2X) applications over the next five years. According...

5G could make self-driving cars smarter and commutes safer

A 2-year-old technology called C-V2X could arrive in 5G-equipped cars in 2022, displacing a 20-year-old alternative that hasn't caught on. Source: CNET Self-driving cars can already see and think for themselves. But a newer technology that will run on...

Ford will test connected cars on its own LTE/5G network

Source: IoTTechNews.com American automotive giant Ford is building its own LTE/5G network to test connected cars in a private environment. Ford’s network will be set up at its campus in Dearborn, Michigan. The network will operate in the 3.5GHz CBRS band and use...

Qualcomm, Deutsche Telekom and BMW win fight with EU over car connectivity rules

Source: TechSpot.com The big picture: 5G is coming and while the EU may be weary about using it to its full potential, forward-looking countries and companies are fighting for the huge potential market that will be created as a result of its deployment. The...

One Year In, 50,000 Self-Driving Rides Later

The APTIV-Lyft vehicle with autonomous technology drives on the strip Thursday, November 30, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Source: Lyft Self-driving cars are a central part of our vision for reducing individual car ownership, creating safer streets, and alleviating...

SK Telecom signs deals for 5G hospitals, smart cities, self-driving infrastructure

SK Telecom has signed a series of MOUs to partner on smart cities, smart hospitals, smart offices, and self-driving infrastructure backed by its 5G mobile network in Korea. Source: ZDNet By Corinne Reichert | April 29, 2019 -- 03:41 GMT (20:41...

“The most exciting set of opportunities in the connected car ecosystem is the components that are required for vehicle-to-infrastructure connectivity and services. It’s not solely 5G — but opportunities are emerging in edge computing, optical fiber networks, data centers and also connectivity from wireless, satellite and more.”

Iain Gillott

IGR

“The vehicle — auto, truck, UAV — will soon become another platform in a multidevice world. These new ‘devices’ require high-bandwidth, low-latency, ubiquitous connectivity, communications and computing — which offers new opportunities for investors, entrepreneurs and solutions providers to build this next generation of transportation infrastructure.”

Tim Downs

SmartGig Media

Executive Views

“In the next decade, the automotive industry will face a magnitude of change that has not been seen in a century, driven primarily by four mutually reinforcing trends, i.e., autonomous, connected, electric, and shared (ACES) vehicles. These will result in different user behaviors and mobility preferences, shifting value pools, innovative business models, and new entrants into automotive.”

“The processing of substantial amounts of data currently plays a crucial role in the development of autonomous vehicles. The challenge lies not only with storing this data, but also with transferring it, as data collected in the car must be transferred to processing platforms for evaluation and analysis. Reliable and readily available networks and IT Infrastructures form the backbone of connected cars. This is where Interconnection and access to digital ecosystems comes in.”

V2X Industry News

Autotalks and Applied Information partner to help emergency vehicles

Source: Evertiq Autotalks, which specialises in V2X (Vehicle-to-Everything) communication solutions, has teamed up with Applied Information, Inc., an Atlanta-based provider of intelligent transportation infrastructure solutions, to save lives on the roads of Georgia,...

Qualcomm, San Diego area launch real-world self-driving comms test

Source: FierceElectronics Qualcomm on Tuesday announced the launch of an autonomous vehicle (AV) communications research and testing program on three miles of open roads in the San Diego area in coordination with state and local government agencies.   Roadside...

Cohda Wireless: ‘New York has the best urban canyons’

Source: ITSInternational.com Dr Paul Alexander, chief technical officer of Cohda Wireless, talks to Adam Hill about DSRC versus C-V2X, global connected vehicle take-up, the uses of WiFi – and, of course, seeing round the Big Apple's buildings.   The New York City...

Road Tech That Can Alert Drivers To Hazards, Congestion In Testing

Source: Payments.com Utah officials estimate that new vehicle-to-everything, or V2X, technology could reduce the severity of traffic crashes by 80 percent, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reports. Motor vehicle crashes claimed the lives of around 36,120 people in 2019,...

How 5G can improve vehicle-to-pedestrian technology

Source: EngineerLive.com Vishnu Sundaram, vice president of the Telematics Unit at Harman, tells us about his vision of a safer, more autonomous future Around 1.35 million people die annually as a result of road traffic crashes. More than half of these deaths are...

Best Practices for WAVE-DSRC Conformance and V2X Testing

Source: Spirent Highlights and Take-Aways from OmniAir Quebec Plugfest 2019 While the fight continues between DSRC/ITS-G5 and Cellular V2X (C-V2X) over which technology will ultimately win the race as the medium for the emerging Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) market,...

Ford China Set To Begin Testing Vehicle-To-Infrastructure Technology

Source: Ford Authority It’s been over a year since Ford announced its plans to begin working on developing cellular-based, vehicle-to-everything technology, or C-V2X. The automaker eventually plans on deploying this technology in all of its vehicles in China by 2021,...