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Qualcomm gets C-V2X road test ball rolling, Trump lends a hand

Qualcomm is hoping that a series of road trials will prove the worth of its new Cellular-V2X technologies, in partnership with AT&T, Nokia, and Ford. The group, representing each level of the V2X chain, will be testing in San Diego, with support from the Californian government, and will be working with McCain – a provider of Intelligent Transportation Solutions (ITS). However, the announcement comes just as the Trump administration has abandoned plans to create a mandatory requirement for V2V technologies inside new cars in the US – as the Republicans continue to dismantle legislation initiated by the Democrats under Obama. This is a double-edged sword for Qualcomm’s approach, which favors the cellular network approach, instead of something like 802.11p –…

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