Autonomous driving fuses emerging technologies in many industries and produces combinations of new technologies, solutions, and products. Cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) and cooperative vehicle infrastructure system (CVIS), the two most valued technologies, boomed as expected last year.

Preparing the report brings us back to the development course of personal digital assistant (PDA) and cellphone industry as we consider how cellphones become intelligent.

There was a melee between PDA and PDA cellphone before the iPhone. Palm was the first sought after by numerous PDA-fanciers who voluntarily wrote evaluation reports and organized fan exchange clubs for the firm, an echo to today's Tesla.

Many independent operating system developers and open API-based PDA and cell phone vendors (like Nokia), which were active players in the market, then disappeared. These days some OEMs are either developing operating systems by themselves or open software/hardware interfaces. Emerging car manufacturing forces are mushrooming, just as the herds of cellphone knockoffs did in those years. History does often rhyme.

Without a doubt, car manufacturing differs a lot from the cell phone industry in that its scale and complexity is more than ten times larger, so it is not quite right to draw a full analogy between them.

Apple's APPSTORE model, the built 2.5G/3G/4G wireless data networks and the unified smartphone operating systems (with developers reduced to 2 or 3 from dozens) served as a premise of the subsequent prosperity, application and service expansion of the mobile internet. The intelligent vehicle industry is probably going to follow suit.

IT firms that foray into car manufacturing initially made fun of automakers by saying they still lived in primitive society in applying IT and they followed the beaten track with so low efficiency - even the most intelligent vehicle still lagged behind smartphone by generations in terms of connectivity.

The truth is that chip computing, network transmission and infrastructure still fall short of basic requirements of the automobile industry, and intelligent and connected trends of cars still have not been pushed ahead on a gigantic scale.

The connected car alone is little more than a top student with high IQs but low EQs.

Connected cars that can only predict intentions of other road users without communicating with surroundings, just act like a straight-A student who is a low-EQ intellectual performing well on campus (a simple traffic scene) but probably falling flat in society (a complicated traffic scene).

Human drivers can communicate with pedestrians by expression in their eyes and gestures when crossing an intersection with no traffic signals, through which both drivers and pedestrians can know who will go first. Automated vehicles are however incapable of intentional communication in spite of sensors.

The traffic environment is quite complex and changeable, especially in China where several traffic scenes co-exist under mixed traffic flow. Current automated vehicles have yet to experience so many scenes to travel safely that commercialization of connected cars is faced with high risks.

If they want to understand the intentions of other traffic participants well, connected cars undoubtedly need to communicate with them and surroundings. CVIS and V2X then play a key part.

Key Topics Covered:

1 CVIS & V2X

2 V2X & DSRC

3 C-V2X

4 Intelligent Road

5 Foreign CVIS & V2X Companies

6 Chinese CVIS & V2X Companies

Companies Mentioned

Alibaba's Engagement in CVISAptivArada SystemsAutotalksBaiduChina Datang CorporationChina Information Communication Technology (CICT)China TransInfo TechnologyCiDi.aiCohda WirelessCommsigniaContinentalDANLAWDensoHuali TechnologyHuaweiKapschNebula LinkNokiaNXPQualcommSavariShenzhen Genvict TechnologiesSierra WirelessTelitU-bloxUnex TechnologyWanJi Technology

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Related Topics:Telematics and Vehicle Electronics

KEYWORD: ASIA PACIFIC CHINA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY TELECOMMUNICATIONS MOBILE/WIRELESS MANUFACTURING AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURING AUTOMOTIVE GENERAL AUTOMOTIVE

SOURCE: Research and Markets

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PUB: 11/23/2018 11:32 AM/DISC: 11/23/2018 11:31 AM

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