Mobile World Congress announced that there would not be a Russian Pavilion.
The GSMA strongly condemns the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The situation is fast-moving, and we understand that various governments are considering broader sanctions against Russia. In light of this emerging situation and considering the tragic loss of life, MWC seems immaterial under the circumstances. MWC is a unifying event with a vision to convene the mobile ecosystem to progress ways and means that connectivity can ensure people, industry, and society thrive.
The GSMA follows all government sanctions and policies resulting from this situation. There will be no Russian Pavilion at MWC22. Security for the event is constantly reviewed and adjusted as information emerges.
Fisker Ocean European Debut at MWC
Fikser Inc., passionate creator of the world’s most sustainable electric vehicles and advanced mobility solutions – will debut its Fisker Ocean all-electric SUV to the European market at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
The five-passenger Fisker Ocean Sport features a range of 250 miles with a starting price of $37,499. The top trim Fisker Ocean Extreme travels 350 miles on a single charge with dual-motor AWD, three driving modes, and a host of first-to-market safety features.
“I couldn’t be more excited to unveil the Fisker Ocean in Spain and present its unique combination of performance, value, and technology to the European media and prospective owners,” said CEO Henrik Fisker. “I’m particularly thrilled to announce segment-leading range for the Fisker Ocean.”
“Europe is essential to our company as we work toward the start of production in November at a carbon-neutral factory in Austria,” he added. “We aim to make the world’s most sustainable vehicle and to start deliveries in Europe this year. Ultimately, we expect to sell 60,000 units annually in the region.”
Fisker is developing a comprehensive and well-integrated European strategy. In 2021, the Manhattan Beach, Calif.-based startup established an office in Munich and is rapidly adding staff to serve a fast-growing electric vehicle market.
The company is constructing its first European-based brand experience center in Munich, with plans for additional centers in other European countries. The company’s industry-leading warranty will be supported by service centers throughout the region. For service, the company is offering at-home vehicle pick-up, or Fisker Mobile Service, for customers who prefer skilled technicians come to them.
Finally, in 2021, Fisker created its Fisker Magic Works and chose England as the division’s headquarters. This branch of the Fisker organization will develop special editions of the company’s vehicles alongside new, high-performance projects combining sustainability with Henrik Fisker’s commitment to beautiful, emotional design.
5GAA Global C-V2X
The 5G Automotive Association (5GAA) will present the latest global advancements of ‘Cellular-Vehicle-to-Everything’ (C-V2X) in the journey towards 5G-V2X on 02 March 2022 at GSMA’s Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2022. The 5GAA conference will gather senior executives to bring perspective on how C-V2X revolutionises the driving experience to make mobility smart, safe and sustainable, as C-V2X powered vehicles are now hitting the market in Europe and beyond. Journalists are invited to join our media tour of 5GAA members’ booths to exchange with experts and witness the latest technology developments.
This year, the 5G Automotive Association will be back at the Barcelona edition of the Mobile World Congress to address today’s mobility key challenges.
The association will hold a “Turning Connected and Safe Mobility into Reality” conference on Wednesday 02 March 2022 at 09:00am-12:35pm CET (Theatre 4, Hall 7).
Senior executives from automotive and telecommunications member companies (including China Mobile, Continental, Deutsche Telekom, Harman, Huawei, Intel, Qualcomm, Telefónica, Verizon, ZTE and more) will offer their perspective on C-V2X global market landscape and technology evolution towards 5G-V2X.
A networking lunch is foreseen 12:15-01:00pm CET.
To get prime access to C-V2X industry experts and latest demonstrations of the technology, 5GAA is calling on journalists and industry experts to join the 5GAA tour taking place on 02 March at 02:00-03:00pm.
The onsite tour will explore the evolution of automotive connectivity for the purposes of enhanced road safety, improved traffic efficiency, greener environmental impact and more comfortable driving alongside members such as Anritsu, Deutsche Telekom, Intel, Qualcomm, Rohde & Schwarz and ZTE.
Europe is keen to play a leading role in future developments, in close collaboration with policymakers and road authorities, and 5GAA is uniquely placed to support C-V2X advances as it unites cross-sector players in this field.
To book your seat at the 5GAA conference or networking lunch, please register your interest here. If you are interested in joining the press and industry tour, please send an email to email@example.com.
holoride with HTC VIVE
holoride, the company advancing the future of in-vehicle entertainment, today announced it is partnering with HTC VIVE, the premier virtual reality (VR) platform and ecosystem. Through this partnership, holoride will deploy its extended reality (XR) technology in VIVE Flow, a compact and lightweight immersive glasses device, to transport users from the backseat of a car to an imaginative world filled with content around every turn, including both VR and traditional 2D content. VIVE Flow will be the first holoride-ready VR device for series integration in cars in the scope of the company’s market launch in the second half of 2022.
holoride adds thrill to every ride by merging XR content with real-time motion, location and navigational data from the car and its environment, creating hyper-immersive experiences. With VIVE Flow, riders can naturally navigate and maneuver through the virtual worlds with the same intuitive gestures as they would with conventional VR devices. And with holoride’s advanced cinema mode, individual users can privately enjoy 2D content on a virtual, motion-synchronized cinema screen.
holoride is on a mission to create exciting in-vehicle experiences for passengers to travel the Metaverse, and that starts with putting our technology in the hands – or on the heads – of riders,
said Nils Wollny, CEO and co-founder of holoride. “VIVE Flow is the ideal device for on-the-go XR, so we are thrilled to be partnering with HTC VIVE to give riders direct access to holoride. The glasses’ sleek, portable design means riders can enjoy a fun and connected experience anywhere they go.”
VIVE Flow is the perfect travel companion. Weighing just 189g, it’s comfortable to wear and lightweight, so that riders can easily transport the glasses to and from the car. The dual-hinge design and soft face gasket make VIVE Flow easy to put on, take off and fold down into a compact footprint. And it delivers a cinematic screen to enjoy the content on, whether that’s gaming or TV and films.
“VIVE Flow can fit in the palm of your hand and still deliver a breathtaking experience,” said Shen Ye, Global Head of Hardware at HTC VIVE. “Paired with holoride’s impressive tech, you’ll be able to turn car rides into virtual amusement parks. We’re very excited to work with holoride in shaping the future of passenger entertainment.”
VIVE Flow integrated with holoride’s XR technology will be on display and available for demo as part of the HTC VIVE exhibition booth (Hall 7, stand 7A40) at Mobile World Congress taking place in Barcelona, Spain Feb. 28 – Mar. 3.
VinFast Presents EVs
At MWC 2022, VinFast will present its most advanced connectivity technologies integrated into VinFast EV models, its strategies for the European market as well as major partnerships to strongly drive the movement of the global smart electric vehicle revolution.
At MWC 2022, VinFast continues to deliver its Future of Mobility message – a safer, greener and more efficient tomorrow. At the Industry City, the largest forum of the automotive, manufacturing and financial technology industries taking place on February 28, VinFast will reveal details about the breakthrough connectivity technologies being realized on its EV models. VinFast’s Smart Services and ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) applications, and its strategic collaborations with the world’s leading technology partners will be the foundation to help integrate all aspects of life into mobility, elevating the experiences and driving the movement of the global smart electric vehicle revolution.
Anritsu Corporation and dSPACE Simulations with 5G Emulation
Anritsu Corporation and dSPACE, two leading companies in the fields of test and measurement as well as simulation and validation, will jointly demonstrate the integration of PC-based simulation systems with sensor-realistic simulation in a 5G network emulator at the Mobile World Congress 2022 (MWC). The joint showcase will demonstrate how to avoid collisions between vehicles and objects or people in intersections with limited visibility.
The example application used in the demonstration is the advanced intersection collision warning (AICW). For this purpose, sensor-based information is exchanged between the vehicles and the infrastructure in the intersection area through the use of 5G communication technology. In the demonstration, V2X data and video data collected by camera sensors is provided and analyzed to warn of people or objects such as vulnerable road users (VRUs) located in blind spots, commonly found at intersections.. The demonstration uses 5G network slicing technology to establish a separate URLLC link to provide V2X hazard warning data and an eMBB link to share HD video.
Gregor Hordys, responsible for connectivity topics at dSPACE, explains: “This solution adds a state-of-the-art sensor-realistic and vehicle simulation to the radio communication test system to enable testing of advanced applications for connected and cooperative automated driving, based on 5G and edge computing in the lab.”
“This joint integration and the power of such a solution is a significant step forward for 5G V2X testing and emulation. This industry-leading demonstration is an exciting example of the development of 5G V2X applications,” says Jonathan Borrill, Head of Global Market Technology at Anritsu.
To provide a 5G network slicing test environment for automotive V2X use cases, the showcase uses an Anritsu MT8000A radio communication test station and dSPACE VEOS (a PC-based simulation platform) with the dSPACE AURELION solution for sensor-realistic simulation.
The joint showcase will be on display at the Anritsu booth (Hall 5, D41) at the Mobile World Congress 2022, which will be held in Barcelona from February 28 to March 3. It will also be showcased at Anritsu’s Virtual MWC22—Wireless Technology Showroom which will be launched on February 28.