Chinese automaker, Geely plans to launch the first domestically mass-produced 5G and C-V2X-enabled vehicles in 2021. The launch of the new vehicles will be done in collaboration with Gosuncn Group and Qualcomm Technologies. The companies will assist the automaker with 5G and C-V2X products based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon Automotive 5G Platform through Gosuncn.
Geely is working on a strategy for autonomous driving in 2018 called G-Pilot, it is a four step strategy. Presently, its autonomous driving is at Level 2 and now aims to provide Level 3 services with 5G and C-V2X technologies in 2021 for selected brands.
According to the company, it has accumulated a considerable amount of experience in intelligent systems, including front camera, front millimeter wave radar, 12 ultrasonic radars and two 24G rear millimeter wave radars. It also claims to be at the forefront in forward-looking systems such as collision reduction system, ACC self-adaptive cruise system for reducing driving intensity, AEB system for avoiding accidents, as well as monitoring and reminding system with limited speed identification and fatigue detection.
Geely anticipates that future models released in 2021 will increase the demand for 5G and C-V2X on the basis of Level 2 and be equipped with Level 3 autonomous driving technology.
SOURCE: Press Release