The Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) today reported that 25 mobile operators are involved in trials of LTE- or 5G-based Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) technologies, paving the way for the development of the 3GPP-based ecosystem that has emerged around the technologies, including the availability of C-V2X chipsets, on-board units (OBUs), and roadside units (RSUs).
Vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology enables equipped vehicles to communicate with other devices in their surroundings – those carried by pedestrians, other vehicles, or devices embedded in road traffic systems. V2X promises to make the roads safer for all users and more convenient for drivers by enabling a wide range of new safety, information and entertainment applications.
Key data in the GSA's new C-V2X Market Report, available to download here, reveals:
- 25 operators involved in trials of LTE or 5G-based C-V2X technologies
- Three 3GPP Release 14 compliant C-V2X chipsets
- Eight pre-commercial and commercial automotive-grade modules supporting LTE or 5G for C-V2X from seven vendors
- 16 C-V2X RSUs from 13 vendors
- 14 C-V2X OBUs from 12 vendors
Joe Barrett, President of GSA commented: "In July this year, the EU rightly decided that Intelligent Transport Systems should be neither limited by technology nor place Europe and mobile and automotive companies at a clear disadvantage to other regions of the world. This latest data on the momentum behind 3GPP's C-V2X technology vindicates that decision, demonstrating that when innovation is left free to flourish, progress is faster to the benefit of the economy, industry and citizens."
The GSA report details C-V2X use cases, operator and government investments and the commercial status of LTE and 5G-based C-V2X technology and products. It is available to download for free from the GSA website -- https://gsacom.com/paper/cellular-v2x-ecosystem-key-statistics/ [registration required].