Telecom and auto giants unite for 5G Automotive Association

The 5G Automotive Association or 5GAA was established in Munich, Germany by AUDI AG, BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, Nokia and Qualcomm Inc.


5G can better support mission-critical communications for safer driving and will further support enhanced vehicle-to-everything communications and connected mobility solutions.
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Top telecom vendors have joined forces with leading car makers in order to evolve and establish communication solutions for society’s connected mobility. The goal of the 5GAA is to “develop, test and promote communications solutions, support standardization and accelerate commercial availability and global market penetration” for car connectivity, according to a joint press release.

The achievement of the previously mentioned goal is possible using such technologies on the 5G basis as connected automated driving, smart cities and intelligent transportation. In other words, cars will be directly connected to the internet, to the city’s infrastructure as well to each other. Moreover, next generation of wireless connection will make a technological breakthrough for the development of Cellular Vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) communication, information and communication technologies (ICT) towards the Internet of Things (IoT).

New solutions will be favourable for both the automotive and the ICT industries. Thus, the members of the association will closely collaborate to realise their full potential together.

Dr. Christoph Grote, Senior Vice President Electronics, BMW Group

We expect 5G to become the worldwide dominating mobile communications standard of the next decade. For the automotive industry it is essential that 5G fulfills the challenges of the era of digitalization and autonomous driving. With the 5G Automotive Association we founded a cross-industry forum that allows us to shape the future 5G technology with leading ICT companies. As a co-founder of the 5G Automotive Association we would be excited to welcome further partners engaged in the automotive industry, the information and communication technologies or mobile network operators in the association.

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