ASTRI, Huawei form connected car research group

ASTRI and Huawei have formed a new research group based on C-V2X technology (Image metamorworks / iStockPhoto)

Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) and Huawei have agreed to set up a joint cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) research group.

The research group will develop C-V2X technologies and promote emerging technologies and applications in the field.

According to the companies, the collaboration aims to help build the commercial intelligent transportation system in the Hong Kong – Macau – Guangdong Greater Bay area.

Last week ASTRI and Huawei jointly presented a range of C-V2X test cases at a demonstration site in Wuxi city in eastern China’s Jiangsu province, covering 170 square kilometers.

The project is also supported by the Chinese Academy of Information and Communications Technology, China Mobile, and a number of manufacturers including Audi and FAW.

At the site, ASTRI and Huawei demoed 17 road safety applications, including forward collision warning, intersection collision warning and speed limit warning, using Huawei’s dual-mode C-V2X roadside network device RSU, supported by ASTRI’s C-V2X software system and algorithms.

ASTRI CEO Hugh Chow said the institute is “committed to utilizing the power of technology for overall smart city development in Hong Kong and this region”.

ASTRI will also work with its long-term partner Huawei to build a connected vehicle ecosystem for Hong Kong and China, he added.

In March, ASTRI, together with Huawei, Qualcomm and HKT, formed the Smart Mobility Consortium with the aims to bring C-V2X technologies to Hong Kong’s transportation sector.

The consortium is working with government, the automobile industry and other stakeholders to use C-V2X to introduce intelligent transport services in Hong Kong.

In June, the consortium held the city’s first demonstration of the use of C-V2X technology for connected cars.

First published in TelecomAsia

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