Cooperative, Connected and Automated Mobility (CCAM)

Cooperative, Connected and Automated Mobility (CCAM) services are expected to bring Europe closer to Vision Zero objectives, by reducing transportation-related fatalities. Connectivity allows vehicles to “communicate” to each other, with infrastructure and with other users. This enables coordination and cooperation among vehicles, managing traffic and mobility at a new level, as “visibility” is no longer limited by line of sight. For instance, warning messages will be received in real-time, before being able to see the hazard, or traffic congestion will be managed in real-time. 

CCAM benefits include increasing safety, reducing congestion, emissions and contributing to climate neutrality and increasing road mobility inclusiveness. 

To impulse the adoption of CCAM services in Europe, last June 2021, under Horizon Europe Framework, was officialised the CCAM  Partnership. The purpose of the Partnership is to align European efforts to accelerate the implementation of innovative CCAM technologies and services, to ensure European leadership in safe and sustainable mobility. 

5GMED will validate three advanced CCAM use cases with high relevance in cross border scenarios, based on 5G and Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities.

The first CCAM service to be demonstrated is Remote Driving, to control an automated vehicle in a minimum risk manoeuvre situation; the second one is Traffic Management, how road operators can take traffic management decisions using AI, even with legacy vehicles on the road; and finally, “Follow-ME Infotainment” use case, that will demonstrate virtualised media functions migration, seamlessly moving from network to network across the border. 

Author: CTTC