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BMW, Daimler, telcos in push to get EU adopt connected car standard

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By Foo Yun Chee

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - BMW, Daimler, and have urged the to back a technology for connected cars they believe would help to speed up the rollout of across the bloc.

The call comes as the EU prepares to draw up rules to apply to cars connected to the internet, a market expected to be worth billions of euros and which will generate new revenue streams for telecoms operators and equipment makers.

A technology named C-V2X, which enables cars to communicate via to other connected devices, is a better option than a known as ITS-G5, the companies said.

They argue that C-V2X would allow EU carmakers to better compete in a global market.

ITS-G5 on the other hand would lock carmakers into a technology "which, despite its name, has no relationship to and certainly no evolutionary path towards compatibility with 5G", they said in a letter to Commission and other commissioners seen by

"This places at an economic disadvantage compared with other regions of the world including and the United States, where C-V2X is emerging as a strong for C-ITS (Cooperative Intelligent Systems)," the companies said.

Signatories to the letter include Ford, Huawei, Intel, Qualcomm, Nokia, SAIC Motor, Samsung, Savari, PSA Groupe, and

The Commission, which plans to propose legislation on the issue by the end of the year and which wants to use 5G to boost cross-border trade, confirmed receipt of the letter.

(Reporting by Foo Yun Chee; Editing by Keith Weir)

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First Published: Mon, July 09 2018. 23:08 IST