Vodafone, Jaguar Land Rover and Huawei have undertaken a live demonstration of a full Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) connected car system.
The three companies demonstrated a C-V2X system compliant with standards body 3GPP’s Release 14 standard. The demonstration showed the capability of C-V2X to simultaneously undertake both direct short-range communications and long-range communications over a live mobile network.
A total of four scenarios were demonstrated to show how C-V2X can enhance road safety:
- an alert to avoid accidents at T-junctions (a significant cause of accidents involving motorcyclists), delivered over both Uu and PC5 links;
- an alert when a car is changing lane or is about to overtake from a blind spot;
- an alert when a vehicle ahead is emergency braking or is broken down; and
- an alert when road speed limit changes.
The demonstration took place at Global MBB Forum in London last week – hosted by Huawei and industry partners GSMA and GTI. The event saw Jaguar F-PACE and Land Rover Discovery vehicles fitted with C-V2X units containing a single Huawei chipset, able to simultaneously support both PC5 (short-range) and Uu (long-range) mobile communications.
The cars were connected to each other using Vodafone UK’s mobile network for long range communications and PC5 for short-range communications. They were also able to connect to Huawei’s PC5 capable roadside unit (RSU) for speed limit alerts.
Source: Press Release