February 21, 2024

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Establishing a “smart mobility” network in Hong Kong is a crucial step in developing the region’s smart city capabilities. To this end, the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) announced that it will enter the second phase of road testing of the Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) Technology.

In this test, ASTRI will collaborate with a China-based consumer electronics company to research and test application scenarios, required networks and related infrastructure of C-V2X technology on Hong Kong roads. These tests are aimed at promoting smart mobility, improving road safety and traffic efficiency and enabling 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 kilometres from the Science Park to the city centre of Shatin. ASTRI has also invited public transport vehicles on the road to participate in the testing. ASTRI will also post stickers on the road and passing citizens will be able to see them, enabling the transmission of information and improved data collection.

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 receive road status and warnings in real-time to enhance road safety and assist driving. Following ASTRI’s completion of the first phase of the C-V2X road test in 2021, valid data were obtained. This time, the test 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.

The Chairman of ASTRI stated that the Hong Kong government’s goal in recent years has been to develop the region into a smart city. As 5G technology has grown in popularity, more innovative application technologies will be nurtured rapidly. C-V2X technology is the most promising project in the transportation sector.

He added that C-V2X technology plays a significant role in either improving road safety or solving such problems as traffic congestion caused by urbanisation. Looking ahead, 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.

The Chief Executive Officer of ASTRI stated that Hong Kong is a gateway city that connects 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 achieving smart city development, and ASTRI intends to make Hong Kong become a model of a smart city through the improvement of C-V2X technology, he added.

Meanwhile, the President of the tech firm’s Solutions and Services Group stated that the company is delighted to collaborate with ASTRI, Hong Kong’s leading R&D centre for information and communications technologies. The partnership will see the tech firm contribute to improving the quality of life of Hong Kong’s residents.

He added that the company’s end-to-end solutions enable cities around the world to become smarter, safer, and more sustainable. Recently, the tech giant deployed various smart city solutions in cities from Beijing to Barcelona. The company looks 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.

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Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private company, Qlik offers real-time data integration and analytics solutions, powered by Qlik Cloud, to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik serves more than 38,000 active customers in over 100 countries.

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CTC Global Singapore, a premier end-to-end IT solutions provider, is a fully owned subsidiary of ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC) and ITOCHU Corporation.

Since 1972, CTC has established itself as one of the country’s top IT solutions providers. With 50 years of experience, headed by an experienced management team and staffed by over 200 qualified IT professionals, we support organizations with integrated IT solutions expertise in Autonomous IT, Cyber Security, Digital Transformation, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Well-known for our strengths in system integration and consultation, CTC Global proves to be the preferred IT outsourcing destination for organizations all over Singapore today.

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Planview has one mission: to build the future of connected work. Our solutions enable organizations to connect the business from ideas to impact, empowering companies to accelerate the achievement of what matters most. Planview’s full spectrum of Portfolio Management and Work Management solutions creates an organizational focus on the strategic outcomes that matter and empowers teams to deliver their best work, no matter how they work. The comprehensive Planview platform and enterprise success model enables customers to deliver innovative, competitive products, services, and customer experiences. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations around the world, Planview has more than 1,300 employees supporting 4,500 customers and 2.6 million users worldwide. For more information, visit www.planview.com.

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SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.

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HashiCorp provides infrastructure automation software for multi-cloud environments, enabling enterprises to unlock a common cloud operating model to provision, secure, connect, and run any application on any infrastructure. HashiCorp tools allow organizations to deliver applications faster by helping enterprises transition from manual processes and ITIL practices to self-service automation and DevOps practices. 

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IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider. We help clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,000 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity and service.

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