|28 September 2016|

Germany

Giants of the automotive and technology industry have come together to form the 5G Automotive Association.

AUDI AG, BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, Nokia and Qualcomm have teamed up as the founding partners of the new association, which will evolve, test and promote communications solutions for connected mobility.

It is looking to add new partners as it develops joint innovation and development projects designed provide integrated solutions, interoperability testing, large scale pilots and trial deployments.

Dr Christoph Grote, Senior Vice President Electronics, BMW Group, said: “We expect 5G to become the worldwide dominating mobile communications standard of the next decade. For the automotive industry it is essential that 5G fulfills the challenges of the era of digitalisation and autonomous driving. With the 5G Automotive Association we founded a cross-industry forum that allows us to shape the future 5G technology with leading ICT companies. As a co-founder of the 5G Automotive Association we would be excited to welcome further partners engaged in the automotive industry, the information and communication technologies or mobile network operators in the association.”