Hong Kong's Smart Mobility Consortium has held the city's first demonstration of the use of cellular vehicle to everything (C-V2X) technology for connected cars.
The demonstration was conducted at Hong Kong Science Park as part of the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Asia-Pacific Forum 2017.
It used operator HKT's C-V2X trial network, using the 2.6-GHz band for vehicle-to-infrastructure communications and 5.9-GHz for vehicle-to-vehicle communications.
A vehicle fitted with C-V2X technology demonstrated scenarios including the transmission of vehicle-to-vehicle do not pass, vulnerable road user, blind spot or lane change warnings, alerts sent in cases where vehicles need to make emergency stops and intersection collision warnings.
The Smart Mobility Consortium was founded in March by HKT, Huawei, Qualcomm and the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI).
“Three months ago, we shook hands and signed the MoU to establish the Smart Mobility Consortium. Today, we are working hand-in-hand to bring the first demonstration of C-V2X technology for pushing safe mobility in Hong Kong,” HKT group managing director Alex Arena said yesterday.
“The demonstration shows how C-V2X alerts drivers to dangers under different use cases on the road and emergency traffic conditions, which will make the roads safer and Hong Kong a better city to live in. Being the mobile network technology leader in Hong Kong, HKT will continue to push and realize C-V2X technology & applications, in support of the Government’s Smart City vision and strategy.”