Savari joins 5GAA to help accelerate widespread use of cellular-V2X communications


Savari Inc., one of the leaders in automotive V2X (vehicle-to-everything) communications technology, has joined the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA), making it the first V2X provider to join the group of leading automotive OEMs, Tier 1 system and component suppliers, and technology vendors.

5GAA was formed to accelerate the development and testing of advanced communications solutions like cellular-V2X for enabling connected cars to be fully automated. By joining the group, Savari is committed to contributing to the development of V2X standards across the automotive and mobile industries that will accelerate its commercial availability, and the global market penetration of this life-saving technology. With next generation 5G mobile networks and continued strong LTE evolution, which includes cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) communication, the focus of information and communication technologies (ICT) is shifting towards the Internet of Things (IoT) and the digitization of industries, with transport at the forefront.

Cellular-V2X technology enables cars to communicate 10 times a second with other C-V2X enabled cars and roadside infrastructure. This data is analyzed in real time, providing the driver with a more detailed view of the driving environment and up to a three-second window for preventing an accident. This data can also be aggregated and further analyzed in the cloud and distributed over the cellular network to provide earlier alerts to all drivers of upcoming accidents, weather warnings, or traffic patterns, along with enhanced transportation data services to any cellular enabled vehicle. This significantly enhances the range of V2X safety applications, creating a wide area traveler information network for roadway warnings and alerts. Transportation agencies, road operators, and wireless carriers now have increased incentives to roll out V2X-enabled roadside infrastructure, due to C-V2X technology’s ability to broadcast safety data to any vehicle.

“We believe cellular-V2X technology plays a very important role in the widespread adoption of V2X. Our hardware, safety applications and data services support either DSRC or cellular-V2X standards,” noted Savari CEO Ravi Puvvala. “We’re pleased to join and collaborate with 5GAA’s members on developing the standards for cellular-V2X communications, promoting interoperability across the industry, for connected and autonomous car applications.”

Dino Flore, director general at 5GAA, commented, “Savari is a pioneer in V2X communication technology, bringing 10 years of market experience, over a dozen V2X smart city deployments, and more than a million lines of code for its V2X software. We believe cellular-V2X is one of the foundational technologies for the autonomous driving future, and Savari’s expertise will be essential.”

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