Qualcomm joins China’s C-V2X test and demo

Qualcomm Technologies has joined a broad range of companies in China to showcase the complete ecosystem with cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) at the core, accelerating industry development and commercialization at scale.

Together with more than 100 automotive and technology companies, Qualcomm took part in China’s 2020 C-V2X Cross-industry & Large-scale Pilot Plugfest to test and demonstrate the performance and reliability of C-V2X in large-scale communication scenarios and explore performance of this technology in conjunction with map and positioning technologies.

Among the participants were automakers, terminal manufacturers, chipset solution vendors, information security vendors, map providers, and position vendors.

Emulating real-life scenarios

Building on the 2019 edition, the C-V2X Cross-industry Interoperability Demonstration used new digital certificate formats, added high-definition maps and positioning, and deployed continuous scenarios closer to reality and commercially oriented applications.

A total of 180 C-V2X onboard units (OBUs) and roadside units (RSUs) were used as a test background to emulate complex conditions such as rush hour in urban areas and congested roads. The C-V2X communication performance and application function tests on chip modules, terminals and vehicles in various application scenarios validated the large-scale serviceability of the C-V2X system.

Most of tested vehicles and OBUs were equipped with the Qualcomm 9150 C-V2X chipset solution. The tests also featured the Qualcomm Snapdragon Automotive 4G platform for stable connectivity.

Through the direct vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications, 4G or 5G wireless wide area network (WWAN) vehicle-to-network (V2N) connectivity, the Snapdragon Automotive 4G/5G Platforms with integrated C-V2X technology and high-definition positioning help improve road safety and traffic efficiency to ease congestion and increase capacity, supporting C-V2X commercialisation at scale.

Collaboration essential

“Cross-industry collaboration is essential to C-V2X commercialisation at scale. Last year, China Mobile Research Institute, together with many companies including Qualcomm Technologies completed validation of C-V2X certificate security provisioning capabilities and realised converged application of operator network security capabilities to the automotive industry,” said Li Su, Deputy Director of China Mobile Research Institute’s Department of Security Technology Research.

“We’re pleased to further deepen our cooperation with Qualcomm Technologies, witness the industry ecosystem to improve continuously, drive the development of China’s C-V2X industry and contribute to the national automotive industry development strategy,” he added.

“Today, 5G is empowering the automotive industry, expanding the set of application, and driving the C-V2X industry ecosystem to scale in China. Meanwhile, the solid foundation of the information and communication industry has also paved the way for C-V2X commercialisation and implementation in China,” said Jim Misener, Senior Director of Product Management and Global V2X Ecosystem Lead at Qualcomm Technologies.