Quectel Wireless Solutions has announced that the company is collaborating with Qualcomm Technologies to support intelligent connectivity in Hongqi’s E-HS9 vehicles, which now feature the Quectel AG15 module integrated with the Qualcomm 9150 Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) chipset solution. The new Hongqi E-HS9, a full-size intelligent electric sports utility vehicle (SUV), is the first commercialized production vehicle to feature LTE-V2X technology and to achieve 100% validation of driving assistance warnings in multiple LTE-V2X communication scenarios.
Additionally, the Hongqi E-HS9, which was recently unveiled by FAW Group to go on sale in China and Europe, utilizes dead reckoning and high-precision fusion positioning technologies supported by Quectel’s LTE automotive-grade AG35 module, so the vehicle can achieve sub meter high-precision positioning. This will bring better safety and enhanced driving experiences to connected vehicles and improve traffic efficiency.
Also known as C-V2X across the globe, LTE-V2X is a global solution for V2X communications. It is designed to support improved automotive safety, traffic efficiency, and automated driving using high performance real-time direct communication between vehicles, and roadside infrastructure.
To assess its intelligent connectivity capabilities, the Hongqi E-HS9 was tested under the L3 autonomous driving mode over multiple V2X use cases including: Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Blind Spot Warning/Lane Change Warning (BSW/LCW) and Intersection Collision Warning (ICW). The pass rate of 100% has validated the robustness of the C-V2X technology.
“With China’s new plans to upgrade its current roadside infrastructure, the development of intelligent connected vehicles has become an important strategic decision in driving transformation and advancing the Chinese automobile industry. Qualcomm Technologies is committed to working with its ecosystem partners and propelling the Chinese automobile industry forward through its technological innovations and rich product portfolio,” said Gang Sun, vice president of product marketing, Qualcomm International (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. “We are proud to have the Qualcomm 9150 C-V2X chipset platform power the world’s first commercialized LTE-V2X-enabled vehicle, and to see Hongqi’s innovation and vision for vehicle intelligence and connectivity further push Chinese automobile brands into a new era of smart transportation.”
“We have launched many module products with Qualcomm Technologies’ automotive portfolio, in order to support Chinese and global automakers, to enhance the levels of intelligence and connectivity in vehicles, and to speed up the next generation of automobile technological transformation,” said Doron Zhang, chief operation officer, Quectel. “We are excited to support C-V2X commercialization of FAW’s Hongqi E-HS9 and believe this product will deliver unprecedented safe and efficient driving experiences to users.”
The production of Hongqi’s E-HS9 vehicles marks a significant step forward in the global commercial use of the C-V2X because it brings the technology to market in a mainstream model deployed in multiple regions. Quectel is supporting auto-makers in their roll-outs of new C-V2X enabled vehicles with integration of its C-V2X modules into the next generation of vehicles. More vehicles are being developed using the technology, demonstrating that C-V2X is the automotive standard for smart connectivity.