The testing took place during the final week of June in Beijing. The interoperability test enabled both companies to validate their solutions and determine that they interwork properly according to 3GPP Rel. 14 standards.
C-V2X stands for Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything technology, a communication platform that allows vehicles to talk with each other and everything around them—providing 360- degree, non-line-of-sight awareness and a higher level of predictability for enhanced road safety and autonomous driving.
“Achieving this important milestone with Datang, shortly after several successful fields tests with leading Chinese automakers, shows the maturity of our C-V2X technology towards mass deployment,” said Ram Shallom, vice president for business development and marketing in APAC at Autotalks.
He added: “We continue to collaborate with the ecosystem in China and globally to promote all aspects of C-V2X technology including validation, interoperability, security, certification and more.”
Autotalks’ and Datang’s successful interoperability testing is the world’s first based on the latest CCSA (China Communications Standards Association) standard draft.
The testing is viewed as a milestone and demonstrates the readiness of the standalone PC5 solutions of Autotalks and Datang GOHIGH. It is seen as a stepping stone towards the expected wave of C-V2X deployments in China, since having vehicles with different chipsets communicate with one another, is a pre-requisite for mass deployment of C-V2X.
“This is of great significance to the development of the ICV (Intelligent Connected Vehicle) industry,” said Zhao Desheng, vice president of Datang GOHIGH. “Datang is a recognized leader in C-V2X technology, and we believe that this milestone will enhance the C-V2X system deployment in China and all over the world.”