[Hong Kong, 21 July 2022] To develop Hong Kong into a smart city, a well-established “smart mobility” network is an important part. The Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) announced that it will now enter the second phase of road testing of the Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) Technology. In this test, ASTRI will collaborate with Lenovo to research and test the application scenarios, required networks and related infrastructure of C-V2X technology on Hong Kong roads, with the aim of promoting smart mobility, Improve road safety and traffic efficiency, as well as the development of future connected autonomous vehicles.
The second phase of the C-V2X road test will last for about 9 months. The total length is 14 kilometers from the Science Park to the city center of Shatin. ASTRI also invites public transport vehicles on the road to conduct the test together. Citizens passing along the road will also see ASTRI stickers posted on the road, which are used to transmit information and collect the most valid data.
Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) refers to the real-time information transmission between vehicles and vehicles, vehicles and pedestrians, vehicles and road infrastructure, and vehicles and networks, so that people, vehicles and road infrastructure are connected and coordinated, and road users receives road status and warnings in real time to enhance road safety and assist driving. Following ASTRI’s completion of the first phase of C-V2X road test last year, valid data are obtained. The test this time will further improve the performance of C-V2X, which is conducive to continuously expanding C-V2X to other regions and the Greater Bay Area in the future.
Ir Sunny Lee Wai-kwong, JP, Chairman of ASTRI, said, “The goal of the Hong Kong government in recent years is to build itself into a smart city. With the popularization of 5G technology, more innovative application technologies will be nurtured rapidly. C-V2X technology is the most promising project in the transportation sector. C-V2X technology plays a significant role in either improving road safety or solving such problems as traffic congestion caused by urbanization.” In the long run, C-V2X can better enhance the development of autonomous driving technology, and further improve the safety of autonomous driving and the public trust in autonomous driving technology.
Dr Denis Yip, Chief Executive Officer of ASTRI, said, “Hong Kong is a gateway city connecting mainland China, and transportation is a crucial element. This C-V2X test will provide a valuable reference for the development of related technologies in the Greater Bay Area in the future. ASTRI intends to expand related technologies to the Greater Bay Area market. C-V2X technology is the prominent step to achieve smart city development, and ASTRI intends to make Hong Kong become a model of smart city through the improvement of C-V2X technology.”
Mr Ken Wong, President of Lenovo Solutions and Services Group said, “We are delighted to collaborate with ASTRI, Hong Kong’s leading R&D centre for information and communications technologies. Through our collaboration, Lenovo hopes to contribute to improving the quality of life for people of Hong Kong. Lenovo’s end-to-end solutions enable cities around the world to become smarter, safer, and more sustainable. Recently, we deployed various smart city solutions in cities from Beijing to Barcelona. We look forward to working closely with ASTRI to enhance Hong Kong’s urban mobility through development such as C-V2X, which will bring better road safety and travel efficiency for all.”
Ir Sunny Lee Wai-kwong, JP, Chairman of ASTRI thank you for the support from all units to successfully carry out the C-V2X Test 2.0.
Ir Sunny Lee Wai-kwong, JP, Chairman of ASTRI(center) ,Dr Denis Yip, Chief Executive Officer of ASTRI(Left), Fan Ho, Chief of Staff, Lenovo Central Asia Pacific and General Manager, Hong Kong and Macau, Lenovo(Right) attend Lenovo partners with ASTRI to promote the second phase of C-V2X Improve road safety and traffic efficiency with smart travel press con.
(From left) Dr. Justin Chuang, Vice President, Communications Technologies of ASTRI, Dr Denis Yip, Chief Executive Officer of ASTRI, Ir Sunny Lee Wai-kwong, JP, Fan Ho, Chief of Staff, Lenovo Central Asia Pacific and General Manager, Mr Shijun Fan , Chief Technologist of ASTRI attend Lenovo partners with ASTRI to promote the second phase of C-V2X Improve road safety and traffic efficiency with smart travel press con.
Dr Denis Yip, Chief Executive Officer of ASTRI attend Lenovo partners with ASTRI to promote the second phase of C-V2X Improve road safety and traffic efficiency with smart travel press con.