Newly launched C-V2X service demonstrated at ETSI Plugtests event

Sophia Antipolis, 31 March 2022

Today at the 3rd ETSI C‑V2X PLUGTESTSTM interoperability event, held in partnership with 5GAA and hosted by DEKRA, Vodafone has demonstrated a new C-V2X platform designed to connect road users directly with transport authorities, enabling safety information, hazard warnings and traffic updates to be shared with users in real-time. Announced yesterday, the new C-V2X platform is based on ETSI TC ITS and 3GPP mobile communication standards. Vodafone plans to launch the platform within its own Vodafone Automotive apps later this year.

C-V2X (Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything) is an Intelligent Transport System (ITS) service using mobile communications technology for direct and network-based communication between vehicles, from vehicles to pedestrians and from vehicles to infrastructure.

The ETSI Plugtests event takes place at the DEKRA multi-functional test and technology centre in Klettwitz, Germany, from March 28 to April 1, 2022, and is held in partnership with 5GAA. More than 25 companies are participating to ensure their interoperability with this ground-breaking road safety technology, using a combination of indoor laboratory testing and outdoor evaluation on a test track.

2022 is an important year for implementing and deploying ITS services in many regions in the world, ETSI and 3GPP standards will play a significant role in making our roads safer.

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