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GSMA rails against EU’s preference for WiFi-based V2X standard

The European Union is making a disastrous choice in pursuing its favored ITS-G5 specification against the cellular alternative, C-V2X, argues the GSMA, which represents the mobile operators. The ITS-G5 specifications are based on the IEEE 802.11p standard for WiFi-like V2X (vehicle to everything), and there are ongoing battles in many regions between this and the 4G-based technology, which has a 5G migration path. The EU has issued proposals which come down in favor of the 11p solution. In an exasperated letter, the GSMA claimed a number of flaws in those proposals, and called for lawmakers to rethink the issue. Europe is the region that is most in favor of the 802.11p approach, while the C-V2X alternative is the main focus…

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