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Qualcomm launches C-V2X chip, treading on own 802.11p toes

Qualcomm has unveiled its Cellular-V2X (C-V2X) chipset to market in what looks like a win for the 3GPP Release 14 approach to vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication. In a white paper about V2X, Qualcomm argues that “the decision for regulators and automakers on V2X is between 802.11p based radio technology and a 3GPP-based Cellular-V2X,” – but this market is far from decided, despite Qualcomm throwing its weight around. Qualcomm already had an 802.11p chipset, called the QCA65844AU. With the launch of the new C-V2X 9150, Qualcomm is playing both fields – doubling up on the approaches, to suit whatever its customers ask for. In the announcement, Qualcomm counts on Audi, Ford, Peugeot-Citroen (PSA), and SAIC as supporters for its approach. IEEE 802.11p…

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