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GSMA and 5GAA Sign Cooperation Agreement to Promote Deployment of Connected Cars

In Asia, Europe and the US, ideas around connected and autonomous mobility are expanding to include new industries and technologies. Collaboration will be key, while governments should remain technology-neutral in their policies on connected vehicles.

The GSMA and the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA) recently have therefore for accelerating the deployment of connected cars, signed a three-year cooperation agreement. The global trade groups will work across industries to focus on privacy/security, common standards and target the 5.9GHz spectrum band specifically for the internet of vehicles.

The push for C-V2X will not only help save lives, but also, improve the quality of life in smart cities. Each year about 1.35 million people die worldwide in traffic accidents, the majority caused by human error, according to the World Health Organization. As V2X technology evolves that number should decline. The US Department of Transportation estimates that V2X could save more than 1,000 people a year in the US and reduce non-fatal injuries by 2.3 million.

Both organisations support cellular-based solutions – both direct and network-based V2X communications – to connect vehicles to each other, road users, roadside infrastructure and cloud-based services.

Source: Press Release

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