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Volvo Cars and China Unicom are joining forces to develop 5G mobile network technology for communication between cars and infrastructure in China.

The two companies will work together in researching and testing automotive applications of 5G and emerging vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology.

Henrik Green, chief technology officer at Volvo Cars, says: “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.”

Mr. Liang Baojun, vice president of China Unicom Group, adds: “As an innovation leader in the 5G area, China Unicom is committed to create new information infrastructure and solutions in the area of intelligent Internet connection with the best experience to the users. 5G will fully enable the development of automatic driving, improve the safety of driving and bring a new experience by building a collaborative service system of ’people, vehicles, roadway, network and cloud.”

Volvo Cars says it plans to introduce 5G connectivity as part of the next generation of Volvos. 

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