BMW Group joins Avanci 5G Connected Vehicle Licensing Program

19 September 2023

Avanci, the leading global provider of joint licensing solutions, has announced that BMW Group, a world-renowned manufacturer of premium automobiles, has entered into an Avanci 5G Vehicle license agreement, encompassing BMW, MINI, and Rolls-Royce brands.

The Avanci 5G Vehicle program offers a license for patented technologies that are fundamental for 5G, 4G, 3G, and 2G connectivity, including cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) technology. C-V2X enables vehicles to communicate directly with other vehicles, cyclists, pedestrians, and transportation infrastructure. This program, introduced in August 2023, already boasts 61 participating licensors, collectively responsible for the majority of essential cellular technologies.

Kasim Alfalahi, the founder and CEO of Avanci, expressed his enthusiasm about BMW's involvement: "Back in 2017, BMW was the first OEM to believe in the Avanci 4G Vehicle program. Now, continuing their pioneering approach, BMW is one of the leaders in launching 5G connected cars. We are delighted to welcome them to Avanci 5G Vehicle, continuing our long relationship, and we thank them for their ongoing trust and confidence in Avanci and our efficient and transparent one-stop solutions."

The introduction of this new Avanci program builds upon the success of the Avanci 4G Vehicle initiative. More than 130 million connected vehicles from over 80 automotive brands worldwide are covered by an Avanci 4G Vehicle license.

Avanci was founded with a vision to revolutionize technology sharing. They ensure that the work of thousands of inventors worldwide is duly recognized and rewarded. Simultaneously, by simplifying access to technology, Avanci empowers companies to create innovative products that enhance the lives of people worldwide on a daily basis.