Sequans is contributing its LTE technology and expertise to a new and exciting project, funded by the European Union and led by Ericsson, to develop advanced 5G vehicle-to-vehicle (V2X) communications solutions. The new project, called 5GCAR, brings together industry heavyweights Ericsson, Nokia, Huawei, Orange, and leading car makers Bosch and Volvo, to show how advanced V2X technologies can greatly improve traffic flow in the emerging connected car world. Sequans is contributing its expertise to the development of the radio interface for the 5G V2X terminal.
The goals of the 5GCAR project are to develop an overall 5G system architecture optimized for end-to-end, highly reliable V2X network connectivity with security, quality and privacy; to develop a secure and scalable sidelink interface; to propose 5G radio positioning techniques for very accurate localization; to identify business models and spectrum usage models for a wide variety of V2X services; and finally to test and validate the developed solutions.
Sequans has been a member of the 5G Infrastructure Association since its creation in December of 2013. This group represents the private side of the 5G-PPP, the European public-private partnership that is in charge of driving 5G research in Europe. Since 2015, Sequans has been involved in two projects, Fantastic5G and Flex5Gware, working on developing technologies for the coming 5G networks and systems. Fantastic5G and Flex5Gware focus on the development of general 5G solutions and enablers, and the new 5GCAR project addresses the specific use case requirements of a key vertical market—the connected car.
Sequans is uniquely positioned to bring its expertise to bear on the 5G connected car world of the future through its established 5G research partnership with TCL, and its significant experience developing technology for other verticals, including public safety and public transportation. Examples include its work with Nokia, Thales, and Deutsche Telecom on the first test flight of the European Aviation Network, and its work with Nokia and the RATP on a world-first trial of LTE on the Paris Metro system.
In addition to Sequans, Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia, Orange, Bosch and Volvo, the 5GCAR project members include, Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya, Centro Tecnológico de Automoción de Galicia, Chalmers University of Technology, King’s College London, Marben, PSA group, and Viscoda, for a total of 14 partners.
Ericsson Leads European 5GCAR Project (Ericsson press release)