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EU rejects WiFi as a technology standard for Internet of Qualcomm

via:博客园     time:2019/7/5 8:31:31     readed:70


Tencent Technology News, July 5th news, according to foreign media reports, local time on Thursday, EU member states rejected the European Commission (EC) proposed vehicle networking technology standards. This standard is based on WiFi technology and is mainly supported by Volkswagen. This move kicked off the competition for Internet of Vehicles technology.

The decisions of these EU member states represent a huge victory for BMW and Qualcomm, as both companies support the competitive technology of WiFi, the 5G telecommunications system.

EU officials said that at the EU delegates' meeting in Brussels, 21 countries including Germany, France and Italy, which have strong automobile industries, voted against the EU proposal.

This is in contrast to the EU legislators in April, who prefer WiFi rather than 5G technology standards. Clearly, there are differences between the automotive and technology industries on which technologies are better and safer.

The European Commission wants to set a benchmark for a market that could bring billions of euros in revenue for automakers, telecom operators and equipment manufacturers. The committee said that unlike 5G, WiFi is now available and will help road safety.

EU Transport Commissioner Villeta & Middot; Violeta Bulc said in a statement after the vote on Thursday: “We will continue to work with member states to solve their concerns and find a suitable way forward. ”

Other supporters supporting WiFi as a vehicle networking technology standard include Renault, Toyota, NXP, AutoTalks, and Kapsch TrafficCom.

At the same time, supporters of the fifth-generation network (5G) standards include Daimler, Ford, PSA Group, Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson, Huawei, Ericsson, Intel, and Samsung.

5G supporters say that 5G has a wider range of applications in entertainment, traffic data and navigation. The vote was welcomed by the telecom lobbying group ETNO, whose members have invested billions of dollars in 5G.

ETNO Director-General Lisa · Lise Fuhr said: “Mobile solutions and 5G are back in the road safety picture, and the automotive industry is now free to choose the best technology to protect road users and drivers. ”

5G Supporting Organization 5GAA Chief Technology Officer Maxim · Maxime Flander said the vote represented a strong signal to the European Commission that technology neutrality should prevail. Only by establishing a level playing field between existing technologies can we achieve safer and more efficient mobility on European roads. ”

EU ministers are scheduled to meet on July 8th, and they are expected to formally reject WiFi as a technical standard for the Internet of Vehicles. (Tencent Technology Review / Jinlu)

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