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GSMA ratchets up war of words in EU V2X decision-making

The EU is making a disastrous choice in pursuing its favored ITS-G5 specification, which incorporates the IEEE 802.11p WiFi-based V2X technology, argues the GSMA. In an exasperated letter, the GSM Association has illustrated a number of flaws in the proposal, and is calling for lawmakers to rethink the issue. Of course, one should treat pro-cellular claims from cellular supporters with the appropriate skepticism, but the GSMA letter does raise important points. Europe is the region that is most in favor of the 802.11p approach, while the C-V2X alternative seems to be the main focus of pretty much all the other regions exploring the option. Of course, the cellular industry would like Europe to plump for its V2X variant, but the…

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