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Consortium Launched to Build , Demonstrate and facilitate broad V2X Capabilities.

Zenzic has announced the launch of a V2X project led by Commsignia and in partnership with CAM Testbed UK partners. Working with technology companies Vodafone and Nokia, the project aims to assess the current “state of play” across the UK Vehicle 2 Everything (V2X) landscape and deploy a pilot installation across CAM Testbed UK. The aim is to deliver a reliable, trusted and secure service that is scalable for end-to-end trials and testing of initial V2X services.

“Commsignia is excited to be bringing its decade long experience in V2X technologies to UK off-road test facilities allowing vehicle manufacturers and road operators to test an ever-growing number of V2X safety use cases. We are positive that this project will pave the way for leveraging vehicle communication technology that allows making roads safer” says Laszlo Virag, CEO of Commsignia.

Although fully automated vehicles and associated services are now beginning to emerge, there has been an increase in the volume of connected cars on roads in the UK. The UK transport sector has reached a critical moment in enabling connected car services. While the discussion on V2X in the UK is increasing, there is still work to be done on the required development and services needed to realise its value. The collaboration and co-ordination between road operators, mobile network operators and vehicle OEMs will be necessary for V2X services to move towards deployment.

Luke Ibbetson, Head of Group R&D, Vodafone Technology, said: “Vodafone is delighted to be delivering our world leading mobility cloud capability to the UK CAM test bed initiative to improve road safety. Many organisations, including vehicle manufacturers and road operators, will benefit from advanced connected mobility services using our highly responsive edge cloud infrastructure.”

The project, funded by the UK government’s Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) and coordinated by Zenzic, will be led by Commsignia and bring together UK expertise in V2X services. Partners include HORIBA MIRA and UTAC Millbrook, both members of the world-leading CAM Testbed UK and Vodafone. This collaboration will see the development of the training and skills map that is needed for this emerging sector whilst using CAM Testbed UK as facilitators.

“V2X connectivity will transform mobility services but we need to validate them to ensure they perform robustly and are safe and secure. The knowhow developed during this project will be integrated into ASSURED CAV and delivered as a portfolio of connectivity services to our clients” says Chris Reeves, Head of CAV Technologies at HORIBA MIRA.

The project aims to deliver a reliable, trusted and secure service which is scalable for end-to-end trials and testing of initial V2X services by March 2022.

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