Moves to accelerate C-V2X certification
A drive towards establishing the certification process of cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) systems has begun with the partnering of two major connectivity promoters.
The Global Certification Forum (GCF) and the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA) have announced a partnership hoping to support the drive for interoperability, reliability and safety standards of the technology. Both have already been working to develop a new program laying the foundations for the certification of the radio layer of C-V2X, upon which trusted applications can be developed.
Many view C-V2X communications as fundamental in the growth and adoption of next-generation automotive systems. Direct wireless communication between vehicles, and between vehicles and infrastructure, could lead to safer and more efficient intelligent transportation systems. Certification of all these elements to global standards is essential to ensure the peace of mind of manufacturers and users alike.
Under the agreement, GCF has established a program to allow manufacturers to certify their C-V2X capable products, including onboard units (OBU) and roadside units (RSU), for C-V2X PC5 Mode 4. This mode, standardized by 3GPP, allows V2V communications and V2I equipment without the need to connect to the cellular network.
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