Volvo developing 5G tech with Chinese giant

Volvo Cars is working with a leading Chinese telecom provider to develop 5G and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology.

It has agreed with China Unicom to work together in researching, developing and testing new automotive applications in areas such as safety, sustainability, customer convenience and autonomous driving.

Henrik Green, chief technology officer at Volvo Cars, said: “Volvo has been a leader in realising the potential of connecting our cars to enable new features and services such as detecting and sharing locations of slippery roads between vehicles. With 5G, the network performance is improving to allow for many more real-time critical services that can help the driver be safer and get a smoother and more enjoyable ride. We look forward to collaborating with China Unicom on developing those services for the Chinese market.”

China is currently rolling out 5G across major cities in the nation.