Keysight Technologies has announced that NIO has selected its 5G and C-V2X network emulation systems to verify 5G and cellular vehicle to everything (C-V2X) connectivity.
NIO, one of China’s top EV automakers, is using the Keysight 5G and C-V2X network emulation systems to advance development of premium EVs primarily targeting the Chinese market. The network emulators enable NIO to verify 5G and C-V2X designs according to the latest 5G new radio (NR) and C-V2X specifications as defined by 3GPP and other standards organizations. They also enable NIO to emulate and verify complex hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) drive test scenarios in a lab environment under controlled and repeatable test conditions.
“Automakers, such as NIO, are at the forefront of driving next generation technologies in connectivity, autonomous driving and artificial intelligence,” said Thomas Goetzl, vice president and general manager for Keysight’s Automotive & Energy Solutions business unit. “We are supporting NIO, an innovator in automotive smart connectivity and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), with test systems that enable the automaker to address the market demand in China and abroad.”
Successful market introductions of highly complex passenger transport EVs rely on comprehensive validation of connectivity, implemented to improve road safety, efficiency in transportation of people, as well as drivers’ and passengers’ in-car experiences. Keysight’s connected car systems support a wide range of technologies including 5G, C-V2X and Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), to improve reliability, cybersecurity and safety.
“Keysight enables NIO to confidently verify the performance equipment designed for deployment on board our electric vehicles,” said Wang Wei, senior manager at NIO. “Thanks to Keysight’s integrated portfolio of test solutions across multiple cellular technologies, NIO can quickly and cost-efficiently deliver EVs that maximize safety for passengers and road users alike.”