ZTE Corp. announced that the company is strengthening its strategic investments into the transportation and automotive market and is developing both roadside units (RSU) and onboard units (OBU) supporting 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Release 14 LTE Vehicle-to-Everything (LTE-V2X) featuring Qualcomm C-V2X chipset solution.
Also referred to as C-V2X across the globe, LTE-V2X is a global solution for vehicle communications designed to support improved traffic efficiency, automotive safety and automated driving. With its strong evolutionary path towards 5G New Radio (NR), LTE-V2X is supported broadly by both telecommunications and automotive ecosystems, including the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA), which has just exceeded 100 global members and both ZTE and Qualcomm Incorporated are members. LTE-V2X supports direct communications to enable Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V), Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) and Vehicle-to-Pedestrian (V2P) communications on the 5.9 GHz ITS band.
"As a leading company in the information and communication technology field, ZTE has been committed to developing products to support 5G, LTE-V2X and the IoT segments, and end-to-end solutions for the cloud-connected network and core 5G business,” said Wang Xiang, senior vice president of ZTE Corp. “We are very pleased to work with Qualcomm Technologies to deliver roadside and vehicle units for LTE-V2X, as well as to commercially deploy LTE-V2X in China as we believe the technology will have a profound impact in driver safety and traffic efficiency. We are working with other key players in the automobile and traffic management field to build out the LTE-V2X ecosystem and to jointly explore how to drive the development of the connected vehicle industry as we move towards the deployment of 5G.”
“We are excited to extend our long-standing relationship with ZTE Corp. in the connected vehicle space to the broader Intelligent Transportation industry with their introduction of LTE-V2X-based RSUs and OBUs to help improve traffic management and safety in China,” said Nakul Duggal, vice president of product management, Qualcomm Technologies Inc. “Aligning efforts with a telecommunications leader such as ZTE is a significant step to support the commercial deployments of LTE-V2X technology starting as early as next year.”