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Huawei Canada Demonstrates Connected Car Technology in Toronto

August 14, 2019 – Toronto, ON – Last week at the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA) workshop, Huawei Canada demonstrated its commitment to ensuring that Canadian drivers will ultimately benefit from better, faster wireless networks. 

At the event, Huawei Canada, together with 5GAA member partners, participated in three 5G-enabled proof-of-concept demonstrations. Each live demonstration highlighted the practical applications of ultra-fast, ultra-low-latency 5G technology:

  1. Remote vehicle piloting: Vehicle-to-Network (V2N) Tele-Operated Driving (ToD) technologies demonstrated the remote-control operation of a vehicle over a cellular network.
  2. High definition mapping: An HD 3D Map was downloaded over a cellular network showcasing the real-time navigation requirements of connected and autonomous cars.
  3. Cutting-edge safety features: In-vehicle cameras illustrated how real-time detection over a cellular network allows for the monitoring and protection of Vulnerable Road Users (VRUs), such as pedestrians or cyclists. 
“A safer, more efficient future of connected cars requires the strength and dependability of world-leading 5G wireless networks,” said Huawei Canada’s CTO Rob Backhouse. “Huawei Canada is committed to supporting the seamlessly connected digital future that Canada’s economy needs.”

As a founding member of 5G Automotive Association (5GAA), a global, cross-industry organization of companies from the automotive, technology, and telecommunications industries (ICT),   Huawei has been defining C-V2X (Cellular Vehicle to Everything) standards and participating in interoperability demo of cellular-data-enabled connected vehicle applications. 

“The automotive industry stands to benefit enormously from better, faster networks,” emphasized Backhouse. “With 5G applications that will enable remote driving, ultra-fast download speeds and low-latency safety features, Canada can lead in the development of the global automotive connected-car ecosystem.”