Co-operating to build a better Mobility Ecosystem: 5GAA and IMT2020 Present their Partnership
The 5G Automotive Association (5GAA) is delighted to announce that it is embarking on a new partnership with the IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group.
On 16 November 2017, in Shanghai, both parties have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in order to foster cooperation in the field of connected and autonomous driving solutions. This exciting journey of collaboration will also be a unique opportunity to pool resources in technology research and related use cases on a global scale.
Both organisations are advocates for the accelerated development of enhanced mobile communication systems between all road users and vehicles. The focus technologies for both associations are LTE-V2X and 5G-V2X. The 5GAA and IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group will harness their joint expertise on a range of projects, such as:
- Further conducting technical research on LTE-V2X and 5G-V2X
- Ensuring the promotion of the applications of 5G based V2X solutions
Since its launch in September 2016, 5GAA has grown exponentially worldwide. Over 60 industry leaders from the automotive, technology and telecommunications industries have teamed up to accelerate C-V2X technology development and its evolution to 5G-V2X for enhanced safety, automated driving and connected mobility. Together, 5GAA members are building a safer, more sustainable and connected transport ecosystem.
The Chairman of 5GAA, Christoph Voigt, is confident that both organisations’ hold a bright future of collaboration together: “5GAA was created to connect the telecom industry and vehicle manufacturers to develop 360-degree solutions for safer and more sustainable mobility systems. We look forward to working with IMT-2020 to define the requirements of C-V2X and to create a successful V2X ecosystem”.
IMT-2020 was established in February 2013. It is the major platform for 5G technology innovation, industry promotion and international cooperation in China. IMT-2020 C-V2X Working Group is established by IMT-2020 Expert Committee in April 2017, who conduct technical research on LTE-V2X and 5G-V2X innovation. Its members include leading operators, vendors, universities and research institutes in the telecommunication and automotive industries.
Wang Zhiqin, Chairman of IMT-2020 welcomed the signature of the Memorandum of Understanding between both organisations: ”IMT-2020 is the major platform for 5G technology innovation, industry promotion and international cooperation in China, and IMT-2020 C-V2X Working Group is responsible for industry integration among ICT, automobile, transportation and etc.. IMT-2020 and 5GAA have a number of partners and working interests in common, we are glad to cooperate with 5GAA together to ensure the successful development and commercialization of C-V2X and future 5G automotive services”.