A new 5G Automotive Association has been formed with the backing of AUDI AG, BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, Nokia and Qualcomm.
The mission is to develop, test and promote communications solutions, support standardization and accelerate commercial availability and global market penetration of 5G technologies and intelligent transportation.
The association said it will address key technical and regulatory issues, leveraging next generation mobile networks and integrating vehicle platforms with connectivity, networking and computing solutions. The main activities of the association include:
- Defining and harmonizing use cases, technical requirements and implementation strategies.
- Supporting standardization and regulatory bodies, certification and approval processes.
- Addressing vehicle-to-everything technology requirements, such as wireless connectivity, security, privacy, authentication, distributed cloud architectures and more.
Christoph Voigt is appointed Chairperson of the Board and Dino Flore is appointed Director General of the Association.
"We expect 5G to become the worldwide dominating mobile communications standard of the next decade. For the automotive industry it is essential that 5G fulfills the challenges of the era of digitalization and autonomous driving. With the 5G Automotive Association we founded a cross-industry forum that allows us to shape the future 5G technology with leading ICT companies. As a co-founder of the 5G Automotive Association we would be excited to welcome further partners engaged in the automotive industry, the information and communication technologies or mobile network operators in the association," stated Dr. Christoph Grote, Senior Vice President Electronics, BMW Group.