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Qualcomm kicks off road trials of C-V2X amid US spectrum controversy

Qualcomm is conducting a series of road trials of its new Cellular-V2X solutions, in partnership with AT&T, Nokia, and Ford. The group, representing three key links in the V2X (vehicle-to-anything) chain, will be testing in San Diego, with support from the Californian government, and will also 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 – which is essentially V2V WiFi.…

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