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Verizon, Cisco demo LTE, MEC for millisecond C-V2X communications

March 30, 2022

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Cisco and Verizon took to Las Vegas to demonstrate how cellular and mobile edge compute (MEC) technology can enable low-latency autonomous driving solutions without using physical Roadside Units (Rus). For cities, like Vegas, that already have public MEC technologies in place, this strategy represents a more cost effective, “simpler and more efficient route” to enabling autonomous vehicle applications, said the companies.

In a blog post, Cisco Transportation Solutions Architect Mark Knellinger explained the importance of speedy communication when it comes to autonomous driving: “In any vehicle, seconds matter for passenger and pedestrian safety. In connected vehicles, milliseconds matter more,” he said.

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