Carmakers, mobile firms create 5G Automotive Association

Three members of 450 MHz Alliance, Qualcomm, Nokia and Huawei, are among founding members of a new 5G Automotive Association.

 

Tuesday 27 September 2016 | 13:25 CET | News

Audi, BMW, Daimler, Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, Nokia and Qualcomm have formed the 5G Automotive Association. The association will develop, test and promote communications products, support standardisation and accelerate commercial availability and global market penetration. The goal is to address society’s connected mobility and road safety needs with applications such as connected automated driving, ubiquitous access to services and integration into smart cities and intelligent transportation.

The main activities of the association include defining and harmonising use cases, technical requirements and implementation strategies; supporting standardisation and regulatory bodies, certification and approval processes; addressing vehicle-to-everything technology requirements, such as wireless connectivity, security, privacy, authentication, distributed cloud architectures and more, as well as running joint innovation and development projects leading to integrated products, interoperability testing, large scale pilots and trial deployments.

The 5G Automotive Association is a global association and welcomes more partners who are engaged in the automotive industry, the ICT industry or the broader eco-system and value chain for vehicle and road transportation systems. Several companies have already expressed strong support for the 5GAA and declared their intent to join the association in the near future.

Christoph Voigt is appointed chairperson of the board and Dino Flore is appointed director general of the association. The association will support and work in close cooperation with national and regional initiatives, such as the European Connected & Automated Driving Pre-Deployment Project.