Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., and LG Electronics (LG) have joined forces to facilitate testing and adoption of 5G and Cellular-V2X (C-V2X) communications into vehicles. The companies—which introduced their first telematics systems in 2004—will showcase their next-generation wireless technologies through trials during the first half of 2018, according to a press release.
LG is developing advanced automotive connectivity solutions based on Qualcomm Technologies' connected car platform, which features support for Gigabit LTE speeds using the Qualcomm Snapdragon X16 LTE modem, complemented by the QCA65x4 Wi-Fi 802.11ac solution. The connected car platform also supports 802.11p/DSRC and C-V2X, based on 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Release 14 specifications.
The technology is supported by a broad ecosystem based on 3GPP Release 14 specifications, and that trials are expected to begin later this year, according to LG.