C2X trials soon to start in Japan

January 12, 2018 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
After Europe and the U.S, vehicle-to-everything (V2X) services will soon be tested in Japan. Continental, Ericsson, Nissan, NTT Docomo, OKI and Qualcomm Technologies announced plans to carry out first trials in this country using the Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) technology, one of several competing approaches to implement such services.

The objective of the trials is to validate and demonstrate the benefits of C-V2X using direct communication technology defined by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) in their Release 14 specifications. The trials are designed to show the enhanced range reliability and latency benefits of C-V2X direct communications operated in 5 GHz band. Additionally, the C-V2X trials are designed to demonstrate the complementary benefits of network-based communications utilizing LTE-Advanced (LTE-A). The trial results will help develop the ecosystem by providing inputs to the relevant stakeholders, including ITS-related organizations and government agencies, as we prepare for the connected car of the future and the industry’s evolutionary transition towards 5G New Radio (NR), the new global cellular standard being defined in 3GPP.