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Saturday, November 10 2018 - 01:36
Connected Car Technology: Cellular V2X Outperforms DSRC/ITS-G5 in Comprehensive Tests as Mobility Industry Moves Towards 5G
MUNICH, Nov. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/--

    As regulators worldwide are looking into future rules for connected cars 
technologies, the 5G Automotive Association has conducted tests to compare the 
performance of 802.11p/DSRC (known in Europe as ITS-G5) and Cellular V2X PC5 
radio technologies in delivering V2V (Vehicle-To-Vehicle) safety messages.

    The test results show that Cellular V2X (Vehicle-to-everything) direct 
communications technology, consistently - and in many cases overwhelmingly - 
outperforms 802.11p/DSRC. With a natural evolution path towards the low latency 
and high bandwidth benefits of 5G NR, C-V2X also demonstrated superior 
performance in several dimensions, including the following:  

    Enhanced reliability over extended communications range;
Better non-line-of-sight performance; and
Greater resiliency to interference (e.g. arising from other devices)
These performance advantages are particularly important in the most difficult 
environments such as non-line-of-sight scenarios (e.g., around a corner, 
highway queue forming etc.), where resident on-board sensors and radars have 
certain limitations.

    Reliable and timely radio performance is a crucial requirement that all 
those with a stake in transport safety depend on to deliver critical safety 
applications. Such test procedures are a prerequisite to comparing the 
available radio technologies, and the results are very clear: C-V2X direct 
communications (PC5) performs better. C-V2X is commercially available and 
reuses the decades long investment into protocols and upper layer applications 
to improve safety, deliver traffic efficiency, and support automated driving.

The design and execution of each experiment was set up to ensure that 
environmental conditions, radio frequency parameters, system integration 
details, and physical structures were consistent when comparing 802.11p/DSRC 
and C-V2X direct communications.

    As yet another strong signal about the global momentum behind C-V2X, 5GAA 
today counts 102 members (40% from Europe, 35% Asia-Pacific and 25% Americas), 
an increase of 60% since January 2018, quite a movement for a 2-year-old 

    5GAA brings together the automotive and ICT industry leaders from all world 
regions among which carmakers, Tier-1 suppliers, mobile network operators, 
chipset manufacturers, test equipment vendors, telecom suppliers and traffic 
signal suppliers in order to continue C-V2X field tests and to accelerate 
in-vehicle and infrastructure commercial deployments, foreseen beginning in 
2019 globally.

    Maxime Flament, CTO of the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA) said, "These 
test results demonstrate that C-V2X direct communications, is today's most 
cutting-edge technology for connected and automated driving, and the best to 
finally deliver upon safety and traffic efficiency. Hence why C-V2X ecosystem 
is growing so rapidly - the 5G Automotive Association has now more than 100 
members who all believe in C-V2X as the future of mobility."

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    Notes to Editors: 

    The V2V radio performance tests were conducted by 5GAA members over a 
period spanning six months from March through September 2018.

    Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) communication is an essential enabler of 
cooperative, connected and automated mobility that can be supported today by 
two concurrent technologies: 802.11p (Wi-Fi based) and Cellular V2X (C-V2X).

    C-V2X is the family of cellular technologies designed for automotive 
applications, standardized by 3GPP, the global telecommunications standard 
development organization.

    C-V2X combines on a single technology platform a direct short-range mode 
operating over ITS spectrum (not requiring any network coverage or 
subscription) and a long-range mode using traditional cellular networks 
operating over mobile network operator licensed spectrum.

    The above-mentioned tests were conducted using only the C-V2X direct 
short-range communication mode without any network involvement.

    C-V2X current realization is based on LTE-V2X (3GPP Release 14, completed 
in March  2017), and will evolve into 5G-V2X (also called 5G New Radio or "5G 
NR") to deliver additional capabilities and support new services (as Release 
16, to be completed by 3GPP by end 2019).

    About 5GAA
    The 5G Automotive Association (5GAA) is a global cross-industry 
organization of companies from the automotive, technology and 
telecommunications industries (ICT), working together to develop end-to-end 
solutions for future mobility and transportation services. Created in 2016, the 
Association is comprised of over 100 members whose mission is to develop, test 
and promote communications solutions, initiate their standardization and 
accelerate their commercial availability and global market penetration, to 
address society's connected mobility and road safety needs with applications 
such as automated driving, ubiquitous access to services and integration into 
smart city and intelligent transportation. For more information, visit 5GAA's 
website: [ ], LinkedIn [ ] 
and Twitter [ ] pages.

    Media Contact:
    Lisa Boch-Andersen,
    Senior Director, Strategic Communications & Marketing
    5GAA - 5G Automotive Association e.V.
    Tel: +32(0)475450972

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