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Tuesday, June 29 2021 - 01:56
5G Automotive Association Discusses the Acceleration of 5G Deployment on European Roads at MCW Barcelona 2021
BARCELONA, 29 June 2021 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

-- The 5G Automotive Association (5GAA) – with the engagement of EU 
representatives and stakeholders of the C-2VX ecosystem – has discussed the 
latest developments, opportunities, and challenges presented by connected 
mobility and 5G-V2X technology at the Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2021.

The 5G Automotive Association (5GAA) presented the latest global deployments of 
'Cellular Vehicle to everything' (C-2VX) and 5G technologies at GSMA's Mobile 
World Congress Barcelona 2021. The conference offered an overview on the 
broad-scale improvements that connected mobility can bring to the global 
automotive system, highlighting the benefits the technology brings in Europe 
and beyond.

The association disclosed the last global updates of 5G-V2X technology which 
will enable real-time connection between vehicles and their surroundings – 
starting today with LTE-V2X technology. 5G-powered vehicles are expected to hit 
the European market this year, as 5GAA members are leading C-V2X deployment 
through network based, direct communications on the continent. Technological 
progress supports more advanced use cases and the combination of long-range and 
short-range connectivity will grant the optimal setup for safety and efficiency 
of traffic.

"In the next two to three years, our association expects to see mass deployment 
of vehicle-to everything (V2X) use cases geared towards improving traffic 
efficiency and road safety around the world", said 5GAA Director-General 
Johannes Springer. From 2024 onwards, 5GAA further anticipates the large-scale 
introduction of advanced safety and automated driving use cases supported by 
C-V2X. 5GAA supports the ecosystem by identifying these required use cases and 
services which are expected to be enabled by 5G-V2X in the coming decade. This 
enables European stakeholders to engage and collaborate in order to scale up 
V2X services and deliver societal benefits.

5GAA also underlined the strong need for a harmonised regulatory approach that 
will stimulate innovative business models and grant European competitiveness. 
The association favours a technology-neutral regulatory framework that will be 
focused on service delivery and will foster market-led innovation. Only an 
enabling and future-proof regulatory environment, conducive to C-V2X rapid 
deployment by OEMs and road authorities, will improve road safety and reach 

The association highlighted 5G-powered vehicles are already commercialized in 
China. However, there are some relevant improvements in C-V2X implementation 
and 5G accessibility on roads in Europe. Many cities and road operators are 
starting to offer internet interfaces with real-time traffic information such 
as red light space, slippery roads and even wrong-way-drivers warning. 

For one, Dieter Hötzer – Vice President Automated Driving Systems at Bosch – 
illustrated the Wrong Way Driver Solution developed by the 5GAA member company, 
as a clear example of technology that greatly impacts road safety. The software 
needs a GPS signal transferred to a cloud system that alerts drivers going the 
wrong way and warns other vehicles in the danger zone, sending out almost 
instant push notifications.  

5G provides a revolutionary impact on the automotive system bringing several 
benefits and it is the result of a steady technology evolution. While it 
improves traffic efficiency minimising travel times and traffic jams, it also 
increases road safety by reducing road fatalities.

"Ensuring rapid and efficient deployment of 5G along broad networks is 
critically important to the future of mobility and will result in numerous 
safety benefits" concluded Springer.

About 5GAA

The 5G Automotive Association (5GAA) is a global, cross-industry organisation 
of 128 members made of leading global automakers, Tier-1 suppliers, mobile 
operators, semiconductor companies and test equipment vendors. It works 
together to develop end-to-end solutions for future mobility and transport 
services. 5GAA is committed to defining and developing the next generation of 
connected mobility, automated vehicle and intelligent transport solutions based 
on C-V2X.

Learn more on the 5GAA website ( ) and follow us on Twitter ( ) and LinkedIn ( ).

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Media Contacts

Margaux Demeyer
5GAA Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Tel.: +32 (0)2 588 24 30

5GAA Marketing & Communications

SOURCE: 5GAA - 5G Automotive Association e.V.