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Revenue boost for automotive industry from cellular connectivity outweighs SEP licensing costs (Analyst Angle)

The automotive industry is being revolutionized by continuous cloud connectivity, autonomous driving technologies, drive train electrification and shared mobility. These transformations are being facilitated in part by the standardized cellular technologies now commonly implemented in “connected vehicles” or “CVs”. The proportion of vehicles shipped...

5G, C-V2X, and AI working together will enable safer driving experiences

Qualcomm sees the combo of cooperative radar sensing, C-V2X sidelink positioning and smart RSUs as key to improving road safety As part of its commitment to intelligent transportation systems, Qualcomm’s R&D team demonstrated 5G connectivity, C-V2X ranging and positioning, and smart RSUs at the company’s...

Verizon to bring 5G connectivity to Audi’s 2024 vehicle lineup

Verizon Business CEO: The Audi will be 'both a 5G mobile device and a vehicle' In its first major 5G deal with an automaker, Verizon has announced an agreement with Audi to bring 5G connectivity to the car manufacturer’s U.S. vehicle lineup, estimated to...

Harman buys automotive AR software company

Samsung subsidiary Harman has acquired a German software company that focuses on automotive augmented and mixed reality. Automotive tech company Apostera and its AR and MR software solutions "will expand Harman’s automotive product offerings and position the company at the forefront of automotive AR/MR...

Cellular V2X technology is driving automotive antenna module market growth: Report

The Technavio report anticipates that the automotive antenna module market will grow $525.67 million in the forecasted period Technavio’s latest automotive antenna module market report anticipates a market growth in this space of $525.67 million from 2020 to 2025, driven mostly by the fact that vehicles are becoming increasingly...

T-Mo, Halo set the pace with an autonomous 5G-connected car

Autonomous Halo pace car led the Autonomous Racecar Challenge during CES 2022 The line of sleek, Formula-One-style autonomous vehicles at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway took to the track one by one. Their small size and compressed cockpits were the major giveaways that these were...

‘The next chapter in connected driving’: AT&T to provide 5G connectivity for GM vehicles

Starting in model year 2024, GM vehicles will be able to access 5G networks; OTA updates will bolster LTE performance in the 'next chapter of connected driving' GM's vehicles are getting a 5G upgrade as of model year 2024, courtesy of AT&T -- and in...

5G and MEC Drive the Evolution of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (Reader Forum)

As the connected and autonomous vehicle industry continues to evolve, it is becoming increasingly dependent on technologies that can help improve safety, security, efficiency and costs. While the widespread adoption of driverless mobility is still in the distance, the infrastructure that is needed to...

Ericsson, Volvo achieve 5G network vehicular handover over country borders

The AstaZero test track includes a 5G corridor between France, Germany and Luxembourg Ericsson and Volvo Cars have carried a successful test handover of connected cars between two mobile 5G networks in different countries at the AstaZero test track in Sweden, proving that seamless continuity...

Yellowstone National Park is getting autonomous visitor shuttles

The autonomous visitor shuttles will launch May 2021 Earlier this week, Florida-based autonomous Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) provider Beep announced plans to deploy fully electric autonomous shuttles at Yellowstone National Park. The program, conducted in partnership with the National Parks Service (NPS), will launch in May 2021,...

Do self-driving cars need cellular? Nokia CTO poop emojis on Musk’s skepticism

C-V2X is viewed in the industry as key to supporting self-driving cars In addition to being a big personality—blunt-smoking guest appearance on the Joe Rogan podcast, anyone?—Elon Musk is perhaps the most prominent face associated with the push toward self-driving cars with his Tesla brand....

Right-pricing cellular patent licensing in 4G and 5G connected vehicles

While litigation is bogging down the licensing of cellular standard essential patents (SEPs) in vehicles with disputes about where in the production supply chain licensing may or must occur—from chip, to module, to telematic control unit (TCU), to entire vehicle—this is also delaying payment...

Ericsson, Telia test 5G-enabled autonomous minibus in Stockholm

A 5G-enabled autonomous minibus will operate along a short route on the island of Djurgården, Sweden As part of a pilot project, 5G Ride, a 5G-enabled autonomous minibus, will now operate along a short route on the island of Djurgården, Sweden for approximately the next...

Five top 5G use cases for enterprises, according to Nokia

The 5G use cases span a number of different industry sectors After speaking with over 1,000 IT decision-makers at U.S. and U.K. enterprises, Nokia released a new study called “Mapping demand: The 5G opportunity in enterprise for communications service providers,” which revealed the top five...

True Corporation turns ambulances into virtual ERs with 5G

Paramedics wear AR glasses to transmit images in real time to the hospital Thailand’s True Corporation and the Nopparat Rajathanee Hospital in Bangkok's Kannayao district are supporting the deployment of 5G technology in ambulances to make it possible for EMTs to better prepare patients for...

Huawei partners with carmakers to advance 5G-enabled vehicle development

Huawei: 'China is in the lead with C-V2X  technology' To accelerate the development of commercially available 5G-enabled cars, Huawei has formed an alliance with 18 Chinese automakers and ride-hailing service providers. According to Huawei, the alliance “will jointly explore and develop valuable 5G car applications."...

Qualcomm Webinar: How NR-based sidelink expands 5G C-V2X to support new advanced use cases

With 3GPP Release 16 being finalized soon, let’s have a look at some of the highlights it will bring to C-V2X. When C-V2X was introduced in 3GPP Release 14, it was focused on enabling basic safety use cases . Release 16 builds on Release...

5G driving edge computing momentum in China: GSMA

  Almost 90% of mobile ecosystem players in China identified edge computing as a major revenue opportunity in the 5G era, according to a new GSMA survey. The new GSMA Intelligence report, called "Edge computing in the 5G era: Technology and market developments in China" and...

How C-V2X in 5G will transform cars and save lives (Analyst Angle)

Technological improvements in cars over the decades have generally reduced costs or increased performance and safety. “Analog” technologies including collapsible steering columns, crumple zones and seatbelts have saved car occupants from death or serious injury. Many digital technologies have also improved our in-car experience...

Connected cars are a ‘key component’ of AT&T’s IoT strategy

WASHINGTON, D.C.--AT&T has 32 million connected cars operating on its network, as well as 5 million fleet vehicles. At this week's Washington Auto Show, Jeff Stewart, AVP for global public policy at AT&T Services, called connected vehicles "a key growth area" for the carrier,...

FCC looks to divvyup 5.9 GHz band between C-V2X and unlicensed use

75 megahertz of 5.9 GHz spectrum are in play  This week U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai laid out a plan to reallocate 75 megahertz of the 5.9 GHz band for cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) communications and for unlicensed uses like Wi-Fi. The FCC will...

ZTE, Orange carry out 5G-based demonstrations in Valencia

  VALENCIA--Chinese vendor ZTE and Spanish carrier Orange have carried out a number of demonstrations of the potential of 5G technologies in the fields of automation, robotics and entertainment. The demos were unveiled at the Global 5G event, taking place this week in Valencia, Spain. The first...

Test and Measurement: Hitting the gas on automotive testing

Automotive testing came into focus this week, with a number of companies involved in demonstrations and development related to testing of various types of vehicle-related technologies. The 5G Automotive Association conducted cellular vehicle-to-everything testing in Berlin, with participation from BMW Group, Daimler, Deutsche Telekom, Fraunhofer...

Dekra continues automotive testing focus, hosts C-V2X interoperability testing event

5GAA event focused on multi-vendor environments for C-V2X Test company Dekra, which has made automotive and automotive-mobility testing an area of focus, recently hosted a cellular-vehicle-to-everything interoperability testing event for the 5G Automotive Association at its test track facility in Klettwitz, Germany at Lausitzring. Dekra...

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