The rapid growth of transport and traffic, especially in urban areas, has come at the price of pollution, congestion and accidents. Connected and Automated Mobility (CAM) offers the opportunity to tackle many of these problems, especially as many enabling technologies have now reached a high level of maturity.
The development and deployment of large-scale CAM in Europe is an opportunity to make the mobility system safer, cleaner, more efficient and more people-centric. Examples include tele-operated driving (ToD), high definition (HD) map generation and distribution for automated vehicles (HD mapping) and anticipated cooperative collision avoidance (ACCA). Further advances in 5GCroCo will help reduce the uncertainties associated with enhanced vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications across borders in Europe, ahead of the commercial rollout of 5G.
Overview of trials and pilots
5GCroCo will define and trial cooperative solutions to anticipate the detection and localisation of dangerous events and facilitate smoother and more homogeneous vehicle reaction. This is called the ACCA and can be useful in several situations, such as temporarily static events like traffic jams, high deceleration, emergency braking, or the unexpected manoeuvre of vehicles ahead and cut-in anticipation, e.g., when a vehicle suddenly comes in from another lane.
5GCroCo will trial 5G technologies in the Metz-Merzig-Luxembourg cross-border corridor, crossing the borders between France, Germany and Luxembourg. In addition to these large-scale trials, 5GCroCo plans to deploy local test pilots as a testing and integration step. This will enable 5GCroCo to test 5G functionalities locally (geographically close to partners involved in France, Germany, Spain and Sweden), and potentially in restricted closed areas to assess the complexities of managing trials in the large-scale corridor. 5G capabilities can then be selected and fine-tuned for integration into large-scale trials, thus reducing the uncertainties associated with their deployment and trial.
5GCroCo also aims at defining new business models that can be built on top of this unprecedented connectivity and service provisioning capacity. This is the basis for impacting relevant standardisation bodies from the telecom and automotive industries.
Trial date(s) and location(s): small-scale trial in Q3-2020; large-scale in Q3-2021. UTAC test-track in Monthléry (South of Paris, France); at a 5G-Connected Mobility test-site in Germany; a section of Motorway A9 south of Nuremberg; a test-site in Munich city centre; in Barcelona (emulated cross-border setting); at the AstaZero test-track, East of Gothenburg, Sweden. Metz-Merzig-Luxembourg cross-border corridor.
Partners: vertical industries and motorway operator companies
PSA ID. Renault SAS. SANEF (Société des Autoroutes du Nord et de l'Est de la France). Volkswagen AG. Volvo Personvagnar AB.
Partners, e.g. telecom industry, research, SMEs
Centre Tecnologic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC) - Coordinator. Deutsche Telekom. Ericsson AB. Ericsson GmbH. FORTISS GmbH. Eurecom. Fundacio Barcelona Mobile World Capital Foundation. Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH. i2CAT. Munich University of Technology. National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Nextworks s.r.l. Nokia Solutions and Networks GmbH & Co KG. Orange SA. Post Luxembourg. Robert Bosch GmbH. Robert Bosch Car Multimedia GmbH. SEC Consult (Luxembourg) SARL. T-Systems International GmbH. University of Applied Sciences in Saarbrücken. Worldsensing SL.