As one wag put it at last year’s Mobile World Congress, “There sure are a load of mobile phones at this car show.” While drivers focused on the cars in Barcelona this year, the industry has been diving into the details of vehicle autonomy. And, as with so much at MWC19, says Jeremy Cowan, 5th Generation (5G) mobile communications is at the heart of it.
Huawei has gained a new partner for the development of intelligent connected vehicles. The information and communications technology company signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a strategic cooperation with the German automobile manufacturer Audi in Berlin.
New findings from Juniper Research reveal that the annual sales of fully autonomous vehicles (AVs) in the US will reach 5 million by 2026. In comparison, the global market will account for 20 million new AVs sold during the same year.
5G Automotive Association (5GAA), Audi AG, Ford Motor Company and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Inc., have jointly announced the world’s first demonstration for Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) direct communications technology operating across vehicles from different manufacturers.
Autonomous vehicles are fast moving from a distant aspiration of the future to a reality of the present day, with more and more companies investing in the development of the self-driving cars.
Part one of this series looked at how the data collected by autonomous cars can be analysed and used by insurers and car manufacturers to constantly develop and improve both vehicles and their risk. The next step is to consider how that data can be used and ‘learnt’ by the cars themselves.
Ficosa, a global provider specialising in the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of high-technology vision, safety, connectivity and efficiency systems for the automotive and mobility sectors, has become the first Spanish company to join the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA).
Connected car services are driving recurring revenue growth and transforming the automobile industry. Revenues from connected car services are expected to top US$42 billion by 2022.
At the FT-ETNO Summit held in Brussels, Huawei executive director and Products & Solutions president Ryan Ding said, “5G will be one of the cornerstones of industry digitalisation. A single global standard is vital.”
Vodafone is providing the integrated connectivity for the new Skoda Kodiaq car, launched last week. A specialised SIM card keeps the vehicle connected to the Vodafone network and allows the Skoda Connect service to provide the driver with a range of information
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