Cooperative, connected and automated mobility based on 5G connectivity in cross-border scenarios arrives in Europe

5GMED, 5G-Blueprint, and 5G-Routes are projects executed under the Horizon 2020 programme framework – 5G for Connected and Automated Mobility (CAM). The three projects address common challenges that impede the smooth provision of CAM services in cross-border scenarios. In this context, 5G connectivity is an essential tool that will allow the services developed by these projects to work. The deployment of the 5G involves low latency and high speed, which are key for the implementation of teleoperation and Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS) services, as much as in the use of artificial intelligence and cybersecurity technologies. The creation of rail, road, and water communication systems is another challenge that the projects will have to overcome.   

  • 5GMED is designing a common roads/railways 5G infrastructure architecture with proven sustainable business models, demonstrated investment viability and scalability potential. The architecture will be suited by design to pervasively respond to both CCAM and FRMCS functional requirements, with cross-border, shared, and secured services’ functional continuity. 
  • In addition to addressing several technical challenges, 5G-Blueprint is investigating the governance and legal issues pertaining to deploying cross-border teleoperated transport based on 5G connectivity and seamless handover on the Netherlands-Belgium border on both roadways and waterways.  
  • 5G-Routes is conducting advanced field trials of most representative and innovative CAM applications seamlessly functioning across a designated 5G cross-border corridor (‘Via Baltica-North’) spanning 3 EU member states’ borders (Latvia-Estonia-Finland).  

5GMED, 5G-Blueprint and 5G-Routes at the 2022 EuCNC & 6G Summit

As the three projects are publicly funded, their consortia are strongly committed to ensuring that the European companies, researchers, and individual citizens benefit from the projects’ results and know about the specific activities and the progress achieved to date. In that context, the projects will share a stand at the 2022 EuCNC & 6G Summit in Grenoble, France from the 7th to the 10th of June 2022.  

The projects look forward to presenting their activities and progress to the event’s audience comprised of academics, policymakers, and industrial stakeholders (e.g., mobile network operators). You can find them at booth 38 in the Exhibition Hall to learn more about their use cases and trials and to hear from their respective Technical Coordinators.