Public V2X trials shine the spotlight on 5G

Freddie Holmes visits Turin to gain hands-on experience of 5G-enabled safety features amid normal traffic

A public demonstration of cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) connectivity has shown that years of R&D may soon be put into practice. The event in Italy revealed that deployment of several 5G-enabled safety features may be just a couple of years away, but some user experience issues will need to be ironed out first.

The hustle and bustle of Turin—a city famous for, amongst other things, a high-speed car chase in The Italian Job—seems the perfect place to test technology that could make roads safer, and the process of driving less stressful. Vulnerable road users such as cyclists and pedestrians can also benefit directly from C-V2X connectivity….

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