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Qualcomm wins big Chinese chipset deal

by on17 September 2018


New roadside units for IoT of traffic

Qualcomm’s 9150 C-V2X chipsets will be part of a large new Chinese project for roadside units (RSUs).

The project is part of a partnership between China Mobile Research Institute, China Mobile IoT (CMIoT) Company Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Mobile, and Qualcomm.

Developed by CMIoT and China Mobile Research Institute, the chipsets are part of a core technology of the Intelligent Transport System (ITS), which has received strong support from national policies in China.

With its evolutionary path towards 5G New Radio (5G NR), LTE-V2X is a global solution for V2X communications designed to support improved automotive safety, automated driving and traffic efficiency, and is currently the only V2X communication technology compliant with the global 3GPP specifications.

The PC5-based direct communication mode of LTE-V2X offers vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) and vehicle-to-pedestrian (V2P) communications on the unified 5.9 GHz ITS bands. It does this without needing a SIM, mobile subscription or network assistance.

Using LTE-V2X in vehicles and in RSUs, vehicles on the road will have the capability to directly communicate with RSUs, allowing drivers to obtain information from RSUs in a variety of use cases such as traffic signal phase timing, quickly and efficiently.

Deputy General Manager of China Mobile Research Institute Chenguang Wei said: “With the prosperity of ITS, connected vehicles demand communication with lower latency, higher reliability and wider bandwidth. To address the challenge, China Mobile Research Institute spares no effort to accelerate the maturity of LTE-V2X technology, continuing to work with ecosystem partners set standards and to allocate spectrum for large-scale technical trials.

“We are pleased to see the RSUs that were developed with CMIoT deployed as a part of a pilot project in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, and are looking forward in to continuing to work with CMIoT and Qualcomm Technologies to help drive the maturity of the technology in the industry and in China.”

Hui Qiao, General Manager of China Mobile IoT Company said the project was building on China Mobile’s public Internet of Things cellular network services.

China Mobile IoT Company has been committed to building comprehensive ‘Cloud-Pipeline-Device’ V2X solutions by using its technology, industry and market advantages, he said.

“With the continued growth of 4G and 5G exploration, China Mobile IoT Company believes Internet of Connected Vehicles is expected to become an important part of the realisation of our vision of the Internet of Everything.”

Nakul Duggal, vice president of product management, Qualcomm Technologies said: “Our breakthrough technologies and high-performing automobile solutions like C-V2X continue to transform the landscape of connected vehicles.”

Last modified on 17 September 2018
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