Demo: Interoperability between Cellular and V2X Networks (802.11p / LTE-PC5) under a Cloud Native Edge Scenario

By leveraging the use of wireless communication technologies and edge computing capabilities, Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) aims to improve safety and traffic management in mobility use cases. However, the deployment of C-ITS poses some critical challenges. Specifically, in heterogeneous systems, it is necessary to guarantee interoperability among the various available wireless technologies.

This paper presents a cloud native infrastructure architecture for vehicular communications that guarantees the interoperability between cellular technologies (4G/5G), and specific Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) communication technologies, such as LTE- PC5 and IEEE 802.11p wireless communications standards. Such interoperability is demonstrated through the implementation of an Edge Infrastructure where a vehicle equipped with one of the aforementioned radio access technologies, sends cooperative awareness messages, and such messages are received in vehicles provisioned with different wireless technologies.


  • Jordi Marias-i-Parella, I2CAT.
  • Adrián Pino, I2CAT.
  • Bruno Cordero, I2CAT.
  • Jordi Casademont, I2CAT, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.
  • Estela Carmona-Cejudo, I2CAT.
  • Francisco Vázquez-Gallego, I2CAT.

You can also read this paper in Zenodo.