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ASTRI, HKT, Huawei and Qualcomm Technologies building a smart mobility system for Hong Kong

15th March 2017, Hong Kong

A Smart Mobility Consortium on Cellular-Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) technologies has been formed by ASTRI, HKT, Huawei and Qualcomm and an MoU was signed on the collaboration of aforementioned parties.

C-V2X technologies, based upon 3GPP release 14 specification with evolution path towards 5G, operates through both network-based communications on commercial cellular infrastructure, as well as direct communications over the 5.9GHz band.

A C-V2X powered smart mobility system not only allows vehicles to connect to the cloud, but also enables vehicles to communicate with one another as well as with pedestrians, and to synchronize with infrastructure. With C-V2X, "co-operative awareness" between vehicles, pedestrians and the road environment makes it possible to realize mobility safety as well as autonomous driving. Furthermore, it can also support law enforcers, traffic and urban management institutions, and transportation companies to plan and monitor the safety and efficiency of traffic movements.

The Consortium aims to use C-V2X to introduce a series of Intelligent Transport Services (ITS) in Hong Kong including a warning mechanism for collision and control, assistance for cruise control and parking, and alert systems for speed and lane violations. In addition, it will help drivers and traffic administrators to identify potential loopholes and risks in aspects like road intersections, pedestrian crossings and traffic queues.

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