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ConVeX demonstrates C-V2X direct communication

AUDI, Ericsson, SWARCO Traffic Systems, the University of Kaiserslautern and Qualcomm Technologies recently demonstrated C-V2X direct communication. This, according to the companies, was world’s first cross-border demonstration that was conducted at the new trilateral testbed in Schengen, Luxembourg.

The companies had formed the Connected Vehicle to Everything of Tomorrow (ConVeX) consortium in 2016 to carry out C-V2X trial based upon the 3rd Generation Partnership Project’s (3GPP) Release 14.

It was hosted by France’s Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition, the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI), the Luxembourg Ministry of Mobility & Public Works, and the Luxembourg Ministry of the Economy.

ConVeX, co-funded by BMVI, showcased the reliability, range and performance of C-V2X direct communication between vehicles and with infrastructure, across the three Trans-European borders.

For the demonstration Audi vehicles and SWARCO’s intelligent road infrastructure were equipped with C-V2X technology utilizing the Qualcomm 9150 C-V2X Platform. SWARCO provided connected and cooperative traffic management on all established channels.

Throughout the event, the Qualcomm 9150 C-V2X Platform was used to show vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) safety use cases, demonstrating the maturity and potential of C-V2X technology and the ability to operate without the need for SIM subscription (via PC5) to potentially address challenges faced with roaming and network subscriptions. These use cases include Roadworks Warnings (RWW), In-Vehicle Information (IVI) and Slow or Stationary Vehicle Warnings.

Source: Press Release

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