Leading French car manufacturer appoints JOYNEXT as Tier 1 supplier in 5G connectivity for upcoming vehicle platforms

  • JOYNEXT develops and produces advanced radio telematic control unit (RTCU) for a wide range of worldwide upcoming vehicle models and new car brand for one of the leading French car makers 
  • JOYNEXT's advanced RTCU becomes integral technology building block of different vehicle platforms of the car manufacturer
  • Technology enables vehicles to use 5G mobile standard and applications to communicate with their environment


Dresden (Germany). One of the leading French car makers appoints JOYNEXT as a direct supplier (Tier 1) for their entire European automotive group. The two already had a trustful cooperation for a couple of years. Over the next two years, the Dresden-based automotive electronics specialist will develop and produce an innovative radio telematics control unit for the carmaker.


The advanced component will be used in a wide range of the automotive group’s new vehicle platforms worldwide, enabling connectivity with the 5G mobile standard. A particularly exposed functionality concerns the integration of Cellular V2X (C-V2X) within the overall solution. V2X is based on the 3GPP standard and, in contrast to e.g. WLANp, has the advantage that it not only enables V2V communication, but can also communicate with the ordinary cellular network. Thus, the two types of communication V2N and V2V enabling car communication, are captured in a single technical solution.


The first car with the JOYNEXT control unit is expected to be on the road in 2024, followed by millions of vehicles over the next years in key markets. In addition to Europe and China, the cooperation also extends to activities in North America.


Technological breakthrough for 5G connectivity and V2X applications

The new and innovative telematics system from JOYNEXT will be the first of its kind to be installed in a wide range of vehicles of the car manufacturer. With this new generation, the automotive company aims to create a group-wide standard that allows networking with 5G – a solution that was introduced by JOYNEXT with Chinese customers and then adapted and enhanced for European standards.


Stavros Mitrakis, CEO of JOYNEXT comments: "This cooperation is an important milestone for us. The strategic partnership shows that we have earned a lot of trust in the past as a reliable, capable, and innovative technology supplier. Now we are very much looking forward to the deepened cooperation with one of the top 5 automotive groups worldwide.”




Intelligent solutions for connected vehicles - that's JOYNEXT. We work on future technologies that are becoming increasingly important for car manufacturers and their customers. On the way to autonomous driving, data communication between the vehicle and mobile devices such as smartphones, with other vehicles (V2V) or with infrastructure systems (V2X) is becoming increasingly important. JOYNEXT is also involved in the new and further development of cloud-based services. In doing so, JOYNEXT always strives for a balance between innovation and sustainability. In the development of our products, the focus is on the end user with his needs and his usage behavior.


With more than 1,300 employees worldwide, JOYNEXT takes connected cars technologies to a new level. We are present at seven locations; our development and innovation centers are located in Dresden (Germany) and in Ningbo (China).


JOYNEXT is a direct supplier (Tier1) to the automotive industry and has been a development partner and system supplier to renowned car manufacturers for over 20 years. Our technologies from the areas of connected infotainment and smart connectivity gateways can be found in millions of vehicles worldwide. www.JOYNEXT.com



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Management Consultancy for Communication GmbH & Co KG 

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