The 5G Automotive Association discussed the latest interoperability applications for connected vehicles and the large-scale test of C-V2X communications reliability at GSMA’s Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2021. Building on its third participation in the Chinese edition of the congress, 5GAA provided an update on how C-V2X fuels the country’s connected automotive revolution. While the association supports the global roll-out of C-V2X, China has reportedly presented the highest advancement in technology development and implementation.

Building on participation with three consecutive editions of the event, the 2021 edition of the 5GAA conference featured Chinese regulators and 5GAA members with strong Chinese business relations – from automakers (BMW and Audi), mobile networks (China Mobile), equipment suppliers/vendors (Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia) to technology providers (Intel and Qualcomm Technologies).

While the association highlighted the ecosystem’s readiness and the commercialisation of C-V2X, it also took the occasion to demonstrate its enhanced collaboration with key Chinese organisations such as IMT-2020PG. It has conducted the first world open-road C-V2X interoperability showcase and successfully cooperated with regional standard organisations like the China Industry Innovation Alliance for Intelligent and Connected Vehicles (CAICV) and the China Communications Standards Association (CCSA) on the higher layer implementation. These are further reinforced through cross-participation agreements of research with Chinese academic institutions such as Tongji University.