5G Automotive Association (5GAA) Signs Memorandum of Understanding with the China Society of Automotive Engineers (China-SAE)
Beijing (CHINA), 13 December 2021 – The 5G Automotive Association (5GAA) officially partners with the China Society of Automotive Engineers (China-SAE). Through the new Memorandum of Understanding, the two associations will benefit from their complementary activities and share their knowledge about intelligent and connected vehicles.
Intelligent and connected vehicles are changing people’s lives in the near future by making transportation safer, cleaner and more comfortable. Both the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA) and the China Society of Automotive Engineers (China-SAE) are working to support cellular-based solutions enabling vehicles to connect to each other, road users, roadside infrastructure, and cloud-based services through research and cross-industry collaboration.
Through this new partnership, 5GAA and China-SAE will benefit from their complementary activities and assets and share knowledge about intelligent and connected vehicles – and C-V2X technology in particular. The two associations will coordinate their technical, testing and deployment activities in many areas, including C-V2X application layer’s use cases, map and positioning in autonomous driving, tolling, V2X Day 2 applications.
“C-V2X technology is set to revolutionise the mobility ecosystem and the way vehicles and drivers interact with the world,” says Maxime Flament, 5GAA’s CTO. “We are extremely pleased to work hand in hand with the China Society of Automotive Engineers to accelerate its global deployment through a common partnership. “
China-SAE carries out research on intelligent and connected vehicles through the China Industry Innovation Alliance for the Intelligent and Connected Vehicles (CAICV), which includes over 500 members such as companies, universities, institutes from the automotive, telecommunication, transportation, and electronics industries. China-SAE sponsored the Alliance alongside the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) and with the support of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), in 2013 to support governments of different levels on strategies, policies and regulations, and build a new industry ecosystem for Intelligent and Connected Vehicles.
These purposes perfectly reflect 5GAA’s mission: connect the automotive vertical and the technology and telecommunications companies to develop end-to-end solutions for future mobility and transportation services.
China is already at the forefront of cellular-vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) development and has consolidated its industrial transport policy over the past few years. The collaboration with a global cross-industry association like 5GAA will be crucial in supporting its implementation worldwide.