Infrastructure Technologies for
Vehicle-To-Everything (V2X):
Technology Trend Analysis Report

August 2020 | 92 pages

The disruptive impact of V2X infrastructure space and potential opportunities for key stakeholders

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What’s included:

Key differences between the various communication technologies suitable for V2X applications

Major stakeholders involved in the infrastructure deployments for V2X use cases

Emerging business models and potential revenue streams for various stakeholders in the V2X ecosystem

Market dynamics affecting the adoption of V2X across vehicles in the near future

Global V2X trials being conducted and the emergence of associated trends in various regions

Competitive landscape of roadside unit (RSU) providers in light of the V2X deployments

Impact of 3GPP on standardization of cellular technologies (4G/5G) for shaping V2X roadmap

The role of PC5 and Uu communication type interface in the C-V2X ecosystem

Potential opportunities for automakers, infrastructure providers, roadway operators, and other entities in the V2X ecosystem


The vehicle-to-everything (V2X) ecosystem is evolving rapidly. Driven by the proliferation of connected vehicles, the accelerating demand from this segment is proving to be a game-changer for the automotive industry, as well as telecom and infrastructure sectors. The progress is further boosted by the industry’s goal to achieve zero road accidents, which is proving to be a force multiplier for V2X essentially covering vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I), vehicle-to-network (V2N), and vehicle-to-pedestrian (V2P) services.

V2X infrastructure has become a key priority for a successful deployment. Different stakeholders in the V2X ecosystem are exploring, testing, and investing in key communication technologies to deliver advanced, connected automotive services. This analysis report focuses on the convergence of telecom, infrastructure, and automotive trends that are set to redefine and streamline the V2X ecosystem globally. A thorough assessment of communication technologies and market scenarios for the adoption of V2X use cases has been discussed with the objective to highlight the various partnership opportunities for relevant stakeholders.

1. Introduction

Get an overview of the V2X ecosystem and the present roadmap for 5G-V2X communication in the automotive industry. Additionally, it provides a comparison of V2X communication technologies – DSRC and C-V2X based on nine key parameters.

2. Emerging business models

Explore how the growing convergence of telecom, infrastructure, and automotive companies will help orchestrate their business relationships, redefining and streamlining the V2X ecosystem.

3. Global V2X trials

The section sheds light on the assessment of global V2X trials with a focus on the connectivity base (i.e., roadside infrastructure and network equipment) and highlights the initiatives undertaken by different entities. It also explores a continuous increase in trials and pilot projects undertaken in the V2X domain, indicating a clear sign of soaring demands for comfort driving solutions.

4. Infrastructure solution #1: Roadside Units (RSU) for V2X

Understand the competitive landscape in the V2X ecosystem with a detailed assessment and ranking of RSU providers. V2X use cases for RSU providers are discussed along with the risk of disruption in the RSU implementation models.

5. Infrastructure solution #2: Cellular networks for V2X

Get to know the features and impact of 3GPP releases for C-V2X over the years. Five key trends in the V2X infrastructure space including pure Uu link, edge computing architectures, 5G-V2X, and others are thoroughly analyzed. The section also sheds light on the neutral host model for the creation of a shared infrastructure for V2X.

6. Cost analysis for V2X infrastructure deployments

The section provides an assessment of the intersection-centric infrastructure cost for two cities in various possible scenarios for enabling V2X communication.

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1. Introduction: A connected infrastructure for vehicles

  • 1.1    V2X infrastructure ecosystem

2. Emerging business models

  • 2.1    Convergence
  • 2.2    Potential revenue models
  • 2.3    Market assessment

3. Global V2X trials: Infrastructure related developments

  • 3.1    Geographical distribution of infrastructure-related trials
    • China: Leading the race for C-V2X trials
    • Europe: Previously undecided on standards; upbeat with future endeavors
    • The USA: DSRC trials prevalent; shifting gears for C-V2X
    • Other regions
  • 3.2    Technology-based distribution of trials
  • 3.3    Trial testbeds of choice

4. Infrastructure solution #1: Roadside Units (RSU) for V2X

  • 4.1    Competitive landscape: detailed assessment and ranking of RSU providers
    • Huawei
    • Savari
    • Lear Corporation
    • Swarco
    • Cohda Wireless
    • Kapsch TrafficCom
    • Commsignia
    • Siemens Mobility
    • Unex Technology
    • Neusoft
    • Other prominent RSU providers
  • 4.2    V2X use cases for RSU providers
  • 4.3    The risk of disruption in the RSU implementation models

5. Infrastructure solution #2: Cellular networks for V2X

  • 5.1    3GPP is incrementally molding the C-V2X ecosystem
    • Trend #1: The V2X ecosystem making ends meet with pure Uu link
    • Trend #2: Compensating for latency with innovative edge computing architectures
    • Trend #3: Transforming mobile core networks for shaping the V2X future
    • Trend #4: Proliferation of ambassadors for 5G-V2X shaping V-C2X future
    • Trend #5: The case of direct communication is strong and promising
  • 5.2    Small cells for V2X
    • Neutral host model creating shared infrastructure for V2X

6. Cost analysis for V2X infrastructure deployments

  • 6.1    Coventry city intersection analysis
  • 6.2    Wuxi city intersection analysis

7. Conclusion

  • 7.1    Timelines and opportunities
  • 7.2    Disruptive impact of the V2X infrastructure evolution
  • 7.3    Partnership opportunities
    • Automakers
    • RSU providers
    • Telecom companies
    • Road operators
  • 7.4    Concluding remarks

8. Annexure

  • 8.1    Global V2X Trials with a Focus on Infrastructure Technologies
  • 8.2    Reference Data for the Coventry Intersection Analysis
  • 8.3    Reference Data for Wuxi City Intersection Analysis
  • 8.4    Cost of RSUs
  • 8.5    Reference Data for Rating RSU Providers
  • 8.6    Application Focus of RSU Providers
  • 8.7    Acronyms
  • 8.8    Methodology for Market Assessment

9. References

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Onam Prasad

Onam holds a Master’s degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a specialization in telecommunications. At the University of Illinois, her course of study covered subjects including wireless communications, RF systems, semiconductors, networking, digital communication, etc. She was also a member of the Society of Women Engineers and attended many conferences and sessions related to initiatives by women technologists and awareness of technology across diversity. Onam has research expertise in topics related to IoT, 5G, connectivity solutions, autonomous systems, RF devices, semiconductor fabrication, telecommunication equipment, ICs, and Chipsets, etc. She works on custom research projects and provides technology consulting and advisory to clients on a range of aspects including the creation of strategic partnerships, development, and adoption of innovative or disruptive technologies, R&D and product roadmap creation, etc. by leveraging robust research approaches and methodologies that combine competitive intelligence, patent landscape, M&A, trend analysis and other important parameters. The combination of her education, expertise, and professional experiences makes her one of the Netscribes lead analysts in the electronics, telecom, and semiconductors domains.

Faizal Shaikh

Faizal has been associated with Netscribes’ Innovation Research team for the last 3 years. He has worked on emerging technology domains including IoT connectivity solutions and management, sensing/antenna technologies for autonomous vehicles and connected cars, 5G technology trends, hardware security solutions, RF front-end for portable devices, advanced semiconductor chipsets, futuristic display technologies, etc.

His areas of interest include semiconductor fabrication and processing, networking and 5G related studies, telecommunications, display technologies, user interfaces, sensors, and robotics among others. He has been actively involved in technology assessment/consulting, competitor analysis and benchmarking, and technology roadmap studies that require a complete understanding of the ecosystem.

Faizal graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with a specialization in Electronics and Telecommunications from Mumbai University.

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