European connected car review extended by two months
A review of the standard that will be used to connect vehicles with other vehicles and the surrounding environment in Europe is set to be extended by two months, reports Reuters. Sources told the news service that the decision has come after 15 countries in the EU Council asked for more time to allow lawyers to examine the issues. The extension period began on 13 May.
Significance: The extension relates to which of two standards which vehicles will use. The European Commission has already given its support to Wi-Fi-based ITS-G5 technology standards that have the support of the Volkswagen (VW) Group, Renault Group and Toyota, as well as NXP, Autotalks and Kapsch TrafficCom. However, Daimler, Ford, Groupe PSA, Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, Qualcomm and Samsung are all lobbying for C-V2X, which is based around the 5th-generation cellular mobile communications technology (5G) standard, which is said to have a bigger range of applications. Mobile telecoms operators lobbying group GSMA told Reuters that the review was due to a number of disputed points in the Commission's proposal. Joop Hazenberg, the director of GSMA said, "We expect the Council Legal Service (CLS) to be critical about this piece of legislation as it lays down a de facto mandate for wifi whereas the Commission should remain technology neutral." He went on to say, "There are also other strong doubts of the CLS on the Delegated Act, such as the Commission giving itself powers it does not have." Although the delay has the support of 15 countries, only Spain and Finland have expressed real concerns, and it would need to gain the full backing of the other 13 to fully overturn the European Commission's decision.
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