Airgain, a global leader in wireless connectivity platforms, has become a member of the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA). The company joins leading telecommunications and automotive companies with the aim of accelerating the penetration of the connected and autonomous car and intelligent fleet management.
Airgain believes it can play an important role in the connected vehicle market by providing antenna technology in support of advanced wireless connectivity solutions for in-vehicle, vehicle-to-vehicle, and vehicle-to-infrastructure applications. It brings to the association a portfolio of connectivity solutions and a wealth of experience in developing antenna applications for government, public safety, and enterprise applications.
The 5GAA membership is a pivotal milestone for Airgain. It reiterates the company’s commitment to the research and development of new advanced solutions for the connected car, and contributing to define the new connectivity landscape that will revolutionize the transportation world as we know it today.
Dino Flore, General Director of the 5GAA: “We are very pleased to welcome Airgain to the 5GAA consortium and look forward to the contributions and expertise that they will bring to defining the standard and applications. Wireless system design will play a key role in the definition and implementation of the new generation of connected cars and infrastructure.”
Alberto Bonamico, Business Development Director, Automotive at Airgain, added: “We are delighted to join the 5GAA to bring all our efforts on 5G technology to the automotive industry. For the potential of 5G to be realized in the automotive industry, collaboration and development of ecosystems are fundamental. This is how we will achieve real progress with the connected and autonomous car. We are looking forward to working with leaders in the automotive industry, and believe our expertise will help accelerate industry innovation in vehicle connectivity.”
The 5GAA was established in September 2016. The association is developing, testing and promoting communications solutions, supporting standardization and accelerating commercial availability and global market penetration. It is working to address society’s connected mobility and road safety needs with applications such as autonomous driving, ubiquitous access to services and integration into smart city and intelligent transportation.