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04-02-2020 | Networked Vehicle | News | Article

Volvo to Work with China Unicom on 5G for V2X Applications

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Patrick Schäfer
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Volvo Cars and China Unicom are working together on 5G communications technology for automotive applications for the Chinese market. Various V2X solutions will be developed, researched and tested.

China Unicom is the leading telecommunications provider in China. Volvo, together with China Unicom, wants to research and test intercommunication between cars and infrastructure. The new applications, such as traffic warnings in real time or parking spot searches, are based on the 5G mobile wireless standard. China is currently introducing 5G to the most important cities in the country. 

"With 5G, the network performance is improving to allow for many more real-time critical services that can help the driver be safer and get a smoother and more enjoyable ride. We look forward to collaborating with China Unicom on developing those services for the Chinese market," says Henrik Green, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Volvo Cars. Both companies also want to target improvements in areas such as safety, sustainability, comfort, and autonomous driving.

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