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New study finds 5G will accelerate connected car technology
The 5G report predicts that there will be 41 million 5G-connected cars on the road by 2030.
A recently study conducted by ABI Research has found that as 5G is introduces along with other forms of updated connections it will deeply change how we drive on our roadways within the next three years.
The 5G in automotive and smart transportation application analysis report predicts that there will be 41 million 5G-connected cars on the road by 2030, rising to 83 million by 2035. By then, says ABI, 5G connected cars will make up more than three-quarters of the total of cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X)-equipped cars.
C-V2X is a global system for vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and V2X communication designed to enhance road safety and facilitate smart transportation systems, including support of automated driving. Developed by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) organisation, C-V2X is claimed to establish the foundation to support safety use-cases with a path for integration into next-generation 5G technologies, while tapping into the broader 3GPP ecosystem to drive wider adoption.
With its evolution to 5G New Radio, C-V2X is seen as a candidate to satisfy the rich and differentiated experiences demanded by consumers in the world of 5G and autonomy.
A new European standard defining the use of C-V2X as an access layer technology for intelligent transportation system (ITS) devices was recently approved by the European Telecommunication Standardisation Institute (ETSI). A number of C-V2X products from automotive and infrastructure suppliers, featuring the 9150 C-V2X Platform, have completed certification in accordance with the European Radio Equipment Directive (RED) certification.
“These numbers underline the huge momentum for cellular connectivity, and particularly 5G, in the automotive sector,” said Leo Gergs, Research Analyst for 5G markets at ABI Research. “As a consequence, we will see a rising number of automotive OEMs start developing C-V2X modules for their cars during 2020. We can then expect the first 5G connected cars on the roads in 2022.”