The area of interest is located around La Jonquera on the border between Spain and France. Of particular interest is the fact that the E15 highway and the high-speed rail track run very close to each other, which will allow us to deploy a single multi-stakeholder 5GMED infrastructure to validate both CCAM and railway communication services. Note that converging the infrastructure required to support automotive and railways services is key to the value proposition put forward by 5GMED.

5GMED features three small-scale testing facilities that are a key asset in performing an initial integration and validation of the use cases before going for the final validation in the cross-border corridor.

  • Circuit ParcMotor in Castellolí (Catalunya, Spain),
  • Paris Circuit: Satory and the UTAC/CERAM (Paris, France),
  • CMS’s site (Madrid, Spain),
  • LFP’s maintenance site (Spain)

Circuit ParcMotor in Castellolí (Catalunya, Spain)

RETEVISION uses the Circuit ParcMotor located in Castellolí (35 minutes from the Barcelona Airport). The Circuit ParcMotor covers an area of 100 hectares offering top-class facilities for every discipline and level of motorsport (see Figure 1-14). More specifically, Circuit ParcMotor includes:

  • A technical racetrack consists of a 4.146 km long circuit featuring marked elevation changes and two crossovers, giving it a unique character.
  • An MX/4×4/SUV track that is 1.600 Km long and a 10m wide off-road track for testing MX/4×4/SUV in real conditions.

This circuit has been equipped with C-V2X, 5G and edge computing technologies.

The testbed capabilities are the followed:

  • Road communication infrastructure: 24 HD cameras, ITS-G5 and c-V2x RSU (8), 2 weather stations, road sensors (temperature, parking, speed), 5 edge nodes with video analytics and machine learning capabilities. Orchestration backend. Mini-data centre. Control room
  • 5G network: Mini base stations over 3.5 GHz (Band n77) with several small cells.
  • Road: 4,2 km closed road with (Up to 300km/h): 7 right turns, 4 left turns, 9% max. upward gradient, 8% max. downward gradient, 100 max. corner radius at apex, 30 min. corner radius at apex. 1.6 km Off-Road:10 m track width, 12 jumps, 8 right turns, 11 left turns. 14 boxes. 3 paddock areas 14000 m2 (2 areas) near the closed road + 4000 m2 close to Off-Road.

Paris Circuit

VEDECOM provides two trial sites located in Paris region: Satory and the UTAC/CERAM (see Figure 1-14). These are closed test sites composed of more than 12 Km of different types of roads (highway, urban, rural, parking and braking circuits) and associated facilities. The UTAC/CERAM site is equipped with 5G network infrastructure provided by both Orange and Bouygues Telecom operators which were used in other projects such as 5G-MOBIX and 5G-CroCro. The site of Satory is composed of closed roads (private test tracks), both 4G and 5G network are available.

UTAC/CERAM capabilities

  • Road communication infrastructure: LIDARS, RSU (PC5), C-V2X RSUs each 200 m
  • 5G network: 2 PLMN (Orange & Bouygues), MEC.
  • Road: 2.2 Km of Highways (2 lanes per direction). 12 Km of urban roads, parking zone, tolling gates, tunnels, roundabout, Controllable traffic lights

Satory capabilities

  • Road communication infrastructure: LIDAR’s, RSU, Cameras
  • 5G network: Available second half 2020
  • Road: Speedway, normal road

Railway testbed

Two testbeds in Spain will support small scales validation of railway use case. COMSA site for telecommunications equipment integration in Madrid and LFP’s maintenance site which, due to its proximity to the installation, could also be used for final testing.

Madrid Getafe capabilities:

  • Technical testbed building: Environment and personnel for integration and testing of ICT components. Previous testing example: 5G Picture project testbed setup.

Maintenance Base LFP Perthus

  • Dressing and drivers: Vehicles and personnel required for installation of equipment along the track and tunnel
  • Base garage building: Can host a train test vehicle with the required ICT components
  • Maintenance tools, workshop pit, stairs in garage: It allows installation works on the test vehicle
  • Station: It allows the transport via truck of the testbed built in the ICT integration lab and the load of the testbed into the train test vehicle.
  • 5G coverage: allows testing 5G connectivity to the testbed vehicle
  • Rail track connectivity: It allows to hitch the train test vehicle to a train power head for test runs along the corridor prior to testing on commercial train.
  • Train power head and drivers: It allows more flexibility and lower costs for the test runs.