A European Commission funded autonomous car project completed a pilot that connected a range of next-generation vehicle functions using 5G, with involvement from a number of operators and technology vendors.
The 5G-Carmen project, coordinated by the Bruno Kessler Foundation, conducted the autonomous pilot to connect low latency, autonomous and assisted driving vehicle functions using 5G, and edge computing infrastructure deployed by Telecom Italia, Magenta and Deutsche Telekom. The pilot was further assisted by Nokia, Qualcomm, NEC and INWIT.
A major breakthrough from the move was not only that the pilot was conducted within each country, but also across borders from Italy to Austria and Austria to Germany.
A statement from 5G-Carmen explained cross-border scenarios are challenging for 5G networks but it was able to showcase smooth service continuity for all drivers moving from one country to another, providing roaming connectivity to the users with the same level of service quality granted to users connected to their home network.
Providing further details of the pilot, the vehicles demonstrated the ability to perform cooperative lane manoeuvres and lane changes using connected, assisted and automated driving along the 5G corridor and at the border.
Data was also shared with surrounding vehicles thanks to 5G and also C-V2X direct communication.
Matteo Gerosa, 5G-CARMEN project coordinator, claimed the “5G-Carmen project represents a milestone for the evolution of connected and automated vehicles”.Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back