One of the steps to complete vehicle autonomy is vehicle-to-vehicle communications. The following is announcement of a report looking at this, the V2X segment, of the auto-safety industry:

CAMPBELL, Calif. — Mobile Experts released a report (Cellular V2X 2021) that presents a clear overview of how vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I), and other (V2X) links will be adopted in the automotive industry.

The shift from DSRC (802.11p) to cellular (LTE and 5G NR) radios is examined in detail, with technical background on the advantages of each approach. A five-year forecast for adoption of On-Board Units (OBUs) and Roadside Units (RSUs) is included.

“Auto manufacturers want to save lives. Employees at almost every major company have a real desire for improved safety and they recognize the benefits of V2X communications. But as institutions, these companies are reluctant to add cost to the car without a perceived customer demand,” commented Chief Analyst Joe Madden. “Now that the spectrum and the radio standards are being rationalized, we see adoption ramping up steadily from 2022 through 2031.” 

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According to the report, China will take the lead, though the Chinese government chose not to shift to 5G V2V in the short term, indicating a desire to begin adoption with LTE. The United States will follow, with Ford most likely to lead and competitive pressure becoming contagious to other OEMs.

“Our models show a somewhat fragmented market today, but one that will gather momentum over the next few years as adoption becomes more viable. We’ve been tracking the development of automotive V2X applications for more than 15 years, and while the market has been slow to develop, the industry is pushing past the obstacles that have held back growth,” commented Chief Analyst Joe Madden.

This report includes 10 detailed charts and diagrams that illustrate the breakdown of Cellular V2X over the next five years.

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Mobile Experts provides insightful market analysis for the mobile infrastructure and mobile handset markets. Our analysts are true Experts, who remain focused on topics where each analyst has 25 years of experience or more. Research topics center on technology introduction for radio frequency (RF) and communications innovation. Recent publications include: Cellular V2X, Fixed Mobile Convergence, Edge Computing, In-Building Wireless, CIoT, URLLC, Macro Base Station Transceivers, Small Cells, VRAN, and Private LTE.