An international project connecting 5G industry players to enable developing new solutions for connected and automated mobility.
To accelerate large-scale implementation of a connected and automated mobility ecosystem and related services, the latest 5G capabilities within the cross-border setting need to be validated.
Such 5G capabilities include ensuring uninterrupted connectivity in border areas via the 5G network and satellite connections, network slicing to provide equal real-time resource allocation, reliable roaming, real-time data exchange using advantages of mobile edge computing, and other 5G capabilities compliant with 3GPP Releases 16 &17.
The 5G-ROUTES project deals with these technical challenges and identifies and validates sustainable business models that could improve the already existing mobility services or create new ones.
Connected and automated mobility
The international project began its work on September 1st, 2020. LMT, as a part of the project’s consortium of 20 companies, leads a working group responsible for:
- Creating the necessary 5G infrastructure at trial sites in Latvia, Estonia, and Finland, which includes ensuring uninterrupted mobile network connectivity in the 5G cross-border corridor
- Providing connected and automated mobility solutions for digital roads and smart vehicles, such as self-driving cars, trains, and ferries
- Implementing and configuring the latest 5G network capabilities
- Conducting trial tests before operating them in the planned test sites
First tests are planned to be conducted starting from Q4 of 2021, which highlights the necessity to provide the 5G network for test sites and meet other technical requirements by that time.
The 5G-ROUTES project tests 5G network capabilities that haven’t yet been implemented elsewhere and are still in the standardization stage. Being involved in this pioneering project broadens LMT’s unique experience and knowledge in the 5G area and allows us to be deeply invested in the industry’s decisive steps towards innovation.
5G-ROUTES technical realization is undergoing consortium discussions, yet it will fully adopt the capabilities of the 5G network, use satellite connections, and Cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) connectivity.
The technical implementation scheme can be seen below:
5G-ROUTES’ current goal is to provide all of the needed infrastructure and equipment so that local tests can be conducted. Identifying a precise 5G deployment plan for test sites is the first crucial step. Therefore, a 5G test site in Bikernieki, Latvia is being developed to provide an area for testing the latest technological achievements within the 5G-ROUTES project and beyond.
LMT eagerly looks forward to establishing collaboration with connected and automated mobility developers around the world and sharing its experience in 5G industry innovation.
For more information, visit https://www.5g-routes.eu/ or contact us directly.