The world of transportation is undergoing a significant transformation, and technology is at the forefront of this change. Connected vehicle technology has the potential to revolutionize how we move, making it safer, more efficient, and more convenient. Among the many technologies that are driving this change, C-V2X stands out as one of the most promising. In this article, we will explore what C-V2X is, its applications, solutions, timeline, and implications for the electronics industry.
What is C-V2X Technology?
C-V2X stands for Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything, and it is a communication standard that enables vehicles to communicate with each other and everything around them. It uses cellular networks to transmit and receive data, allowing vehicles to interact with other vehicles, pedestrians, infrastructure, and even the cloud. C-V2X technology offers a range of benefits, including:
Improved safety: C-V2X enables vehicles to share information about their location, speed, and direction, which can help prevent accidents and reduce the severity of collisions.
Increased efficiency: C-V2X can optimize traffic flow, reducing congestion and travel time.
Enhanced convenience: C-V2X can provide real-time information about road conditions, parking availability, and other useful data.
How does C-V2X work?
C-V2X technology uses the cellular network to enable communication between vehicles and other objects. It is designed to work in two modes:
Direct communication: This mode allows vehicles to communicate directly with each other, without going through a network. It enables real-time communication and fast response times, making it ideal for safety-critical applications.
Network communication: This mode uses the cellular network to enable communication between vehicles and other objects, such as traffic lights, road signs, and the cloud. It enables more extensive communication and can support a wide range of applications.
Timeline for C-V2X Technology
C-V2X technology is still in its early stages, but it is expected to become more widespread in the coming years. Here is a timeline for the development and deployment of C-V2X technology:
2017: The first C-V2X trials were conducted in the US and Europe.
2018: The 3GPP approved the first C-V2X standard.
2019: The first C-V2X commercial deployments began in China.
2020: C-V2X technology is being tested in several countries, including Japan, South Korea, and the US.
2021-2025: C-V2X technology is expected to become more widespread, with many vehicles and infrastructure devices incorporating the technology.
Applications of C-V2X Technology
C-V2X technology has a wide range of applications that can benefit drivers, pedestrians, and other road users. Some of the most promising applications include:
Collision avoidance: C-V2X can enable vehicles to communicate with each other, providing real-time information about their location, speed, and direction. This can help prevent accidents and reduce the severity of collisions.
Traffic optimization: C-V2X can provide real-time information about traffic flow, allowing vehicles to adjust their speed and route to avoid congestion.
Pedestrian safety: C-V2X can enable vehicles to detect pedestrians and cyclists, reducing the risk of accidents.
Emergency services: C-V2X can enable emergency services to respond more quickly and effectively to accidents, providing real-time information about the location and severity of incidents.
Autonomous vehicles: C-V2X is a critical technology for the development of autonomous vehicles, enabling them to communicate with other vehicles and infrastructure.
Ineltek's Solutions and Providers of C-V2X Technology
Neoway Technology’s 5G+C-V2X full-function automotive-grade module A590 has outstanding performance in product performance, communications stability and reliability, size of cellular modules and many other aspects12. It fully supports 5G, C-V2X, eCall, dual SIM dual active (DSDA), and multi-frequency multi-satellite GNSS1. It can well meet the needs of products with high size requirements1.
The A590 is a 5G+V2X industrial-grade cellular module developed based on the Qualcomm platform, designed specially for the smart IoV industry. It supports both 5G-SA and 5G-NSA networking modes and also supports 4G FDD/TDD-LTE, 3G WCDMA, V2X (Band47), and GSM networks and can be operated in Sub-6 GHz bands3.
SIMCom first launched the vehicle-mounted module SIM7800, and then released another two modules SIM8100 and 7920G-M2 which support C-V2X1. The combination of 5G and C-V2X makes cars smarter and safer, observant and alert. It has become the object chased by numerous manufacturers1.
SIMCOM SIM8100 is a C-V2X module which supports C-V2X functionality through a PC5 interface for vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), vehicle-to-pedestrian (V2P), and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) applications2. The SIM8800 Series module is Automotive Grade Multi-Band 5G NR and C-V2X module which supports R15 5G NSA/SA up to 2.4Gbps data transfer. It has strong extension capability with abundant interfaces including PCIe, USB3.1, GPIO etc.
Qorvo offers a broad portfolio of automotive V2X, Wi-Fi, SDARS and LTE solutions, and supports both C-V2X and DSRC protocols. These solutions are developed in close alignment with multiple chipsets in use by the leading module makers and are designed to support long automotive lifecycles1. Qorvo FEM has excellent linear power output and thermal management performance, contributing to the construction of wireless secure communication systems between vehicles, bicycles, pedestrians and infrastructure for direct real-time communication. C-v2x technology integrates 5G’s advantages of low latency and high bandwidth into automotive applications2.
Q1. How is C-V2X different from other connected vehicle technologies?
A1. C-V2X uses cellular networks to enable communication between vehicles and infrastructure, making it more reliable and scalable than other technologies that rely on ad-hoc networks.
Q2. How does C-V2X impact privacy?
A2. C-V2X technology does not collect any personal information, and all communication is encrypted to protect privacy.
Q3. When will C-V2X technology be available in my car?
A3. C-V2X technology is still in its early stages, but it is expected to become more widespread in the coming years. It may take several years before it is widely available in all vehicles.
C-V2X technology is a revolutionary technology that has the potential to transform how we drive. It enables vehicles to communicate with each other and everything around them, providing real-time information about traffic flow, road conditions, and other useful data. C-V2X technology has significant implications for the electronics industry, creating opportunities for innovation and growth. While it is still in its early stages, C-V2X technology is expected to become more widespread in the coming years, making driving safer, more efficient, and more convenient for everyone.
To find out more or to arrange a demo with our C-V2X engineers, please contact Ineltek Ltd for more details.