Via’s 4G Multi-Generational Wireless patent licensing program is designed to meet the automotive industry's needs. It offers a combined license to patents essential to multiple telecommunications standards, including 3G (W-CDMA) and 4G (LTE/LTE-A/LTE-Advanced Pro), and for eCall/e911 functionality, from licensors participating in the program. These technologies form the core wireless connectivity and functionalities required for connected motor vehicles. This effectively enables safety, telematics, emergency notifications, voice and data communications, infotainment, location guidance, and ultimately, fully autonomous driving, among other features.
Via’s 4G-MG Connected Motor Vehicles program license is available to all automobile manufacturers and their associated suppliers, providing them with freedom to operate with respect to the licensed patents and standards in a transparent and cost-effective manner. As with all of Via's licensing programs, this program supports continued innovation and promotes fair and reasonable access to patents essential to these key telecommunications standards as used in the automotive industry.