ASECAP issues position regarding LTE-V2X in the 5GHz band

Cooperative intelligent transport systems (C-ITS) are currently deployed by road operators, particularly under the umbrella of the C-Roads platform, while major vehicle manufacturers announced mass deployment by 2019.

C-ITS is based on vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication and the only mature short range C-ITS technology is IEEE 802.11p / ITS-G5, operating in the 5.9 GHz frequency band. Another short range technology (that the mobile cellular industry is in the process to create) is based on a standard named LTE-V (or LTE-V2X) which is part of the 5G standardization, also aiming at an operation in the ITS band at 5.9 GHz. This standard has led to two opposing positions on the technologies for ITS at 5.9GHz, one favouring the existing IEEE 802.11p / ITS-G5 technology, and the other in favour of LTE-V as part of a roadmap towards a “5G for everything”.

The European Association of Operators of Toll Road Infrastructures (ASECAP) has issued a position paper on this topic which can be found here.