LG and Qual­comm to Jointly Re­search and De­velop Next-Gen Con­nec­tiv­ity So­lu­tions for Cars

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KARACHI / SEOUL: LG Elec­tron­ics (LG) an­nounced that it is team­ing up with Qual­comm to jointly de­velop a range of next-gen­er­a­tion con­nected car so­lu­tions. The two com­pa­nies will also es­tab­lish a joint re­search cen­ter in South Korea to de­velop 5G for ve­hi­cle and C-V2X (Cel­lu­lar Ve­hi­cle-to-Ev­ery­thing) tech­nolo­gies es­sen­tial to the suc­cess of next-gen­er­a­tion au­ton­o­mous ve­hi­cles.

As re­spec­tive lead­ers in mo­bile in­no­va­tion, LG and Qual­comm are bring­ing decades of R&D ex­pe­ri­ence to the part­ner­ship, in­clud­ing knowl­edge of 5G mo­bile tech­nol­ogy. 5G is vi­tal to the de­ploy­ment of a fully con­nected car plat­form. With con­nec­tion speeds of up to 5 times faster with 10 times lower la­tency than the fastest LTE tech­nol­ogy, 5G will be able to de­liver data at the speeds nec­es­sary in a real life driv­ing sit­u­a­tion.

C-V2X, which is in­cluded in 3GPP (Third Gen­er­a­tion Part­ner­ship Project) Re­lease 14, de­liv­ers dou­ble the op­er­a­tion time at a lower cost than DSRC (Ded­i­cated Short Range Com­mu­ni­ca­tions) over ex­ist­ing mo­bile com­mu­ni­ca­tion net­works. In parts of Europe and Asia, field tests and stan­dard­iza­tion ac­tiv­i­ties are al­ready be­ing con­ducted with roll­out by 2020 in mind. A pioneer in V2X in­no­va­tions, LG Elec­tron­ics has been the in­dus­try leader in the fast-grow­ing telem­at­ics mar­ket since 2013.

“LG plans to lead the next-gen­er­a­tion ve­hi­cle com­po­nents mar­ket by com­bin­ing our ex­pe­ri­ence in au­to­mo­tive com­mu­ni­ca­tion tech­nolo­gies with Qual­comm’s ad­vanced con­nected so­lu­tions from LTE to 5G,” said Kim Jin-yong, ex­ec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent of LG’s Ve­hi­cle Com­po­nents Smart Busi­ness Unit. “We are op­ti­mistic that the com­bined re­search strength of Qual­comm and LG will yield ben­e­fits that would not be fea­si­ble work­ing in­de­pen­dently.”

“Build­ing on our long-stand­ing re­la­tion­ship with LG, this ef­fort to ad­vance C-V2X tech­nol­ogy fur­ther demon­strates our con­tin­ued com­mit­ment to the devel­op­ment of ad­vanced so­lu­tions for safe, con­nected and in­creas­ingly au­ton­o­mous ve­hi­cles,” said Nakul Dug­gal, vice pres­i­dent of prod­uct man­age­ment, Qual­comm Tech­nolo­gies, Inc. “With the au­to­mo­tive in­dus­try on a clear path to 5G, we look for­ward to work­ing to­gether with LG to meet the de­mands of to­day’s driv­ers and ad­vance the com­mer­cial­iza­tion of C-V2X tech­nol­ogy in next-gen ve­hi­cles.”

The col­lab­o­ra­tion will be based out of LG Elec­tron­ics’ Science Park in Seoul. The two com­pa­nies will be­gin work­ing to­gether ef­fec­tive im­me­di­ately.

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