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5G Routes

5G Routes H2020

5th Generation connected and automated mobility cross-border EU trials

  • Grant Agreement number 951867

0 M+

36 months

September 2020 to September 2024

The challenge

To support the vision for CAM in a Digital Single Market aligned with the Commission’s EU policy in CAM and the strategic objectives of realising an EU-scaled network comprising 5G cross-border corridors. Our vision acknowledges the need:
● to accelerate the uptake of CAM services throughout Europe, including automated vehicles to seamlessly and safely move within and across EU borders thus minimizing deployment ambiguities;
● to provide passengers with seamless and uninterrupted multimedia services when crossing EU borders, as well as to enable continuous uninterrupted visibility and monitoring of cargo throughout its journey across different EU countries and over multiple means of transport (e.g. road, rail, maritime);
● to expand the major transport routes within Europe with 5G thus helping to realise the long-term roadmap in the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF2 Digital) 2021-2027 program.

The solution

5G-ROUTES is a 5G-PPP Phase 3 project whose aim is to validate through robust evidence the latest 5G features and 3GPP specifications (R.16 & R.17) of Connected and Automated Mobility (CAM) under realistic conditions. In particular, it will conduct advanced large-scale field trials of most representative CAM applications to demonstrate seamless functionality across a prominent 5G cross-border corridor (Via Baltica-North), traversing Latvia, Estonia and Finland. This will help to boost confidence and accelerate the deployment of 5G-based interoperable CAM ecosystems and services throughout Europe.

To develop innovative and commercially exploitable CAM use cases for automotive, railway and maritime sectors within the cross-border context

To analyse the technical and business requirements for the use cases to enable extensive large-scale CAM field trials in the ‘Via Baltica-North’ 5G corridor

To advance and optimise the enabling technologies using AI for the reliable, seamless and uninterrupted delivery of interoperable CAM services across borders

To leverage and upgrade key assets from previous results and commercial products; to integrate the technological enablers in an end-to end CAM ecosystem, to setup the 5G corridor and to facilitate lab and large-scale field trial validation

To demonstrate the potential and the user value in advanced CAM deployments at cross-border areas, by characterising and optimising 5G technologies at both lab tests and large-scale trials, so as to validate applicable standards and key target KPIs thus boosting the confidence for wide adoption of interoperable CAM services in Europe

To develop and validate the business models of advanced CAM use cases that can be offered on top of existing services in a multi cross-border 5G operator environment, demonstrating benefits from potential operational cost reductions and new revenue generation streams

To identify and validate applicable standards as well as provide rationalised contribution to key standardisation bodies so as to sustain standardisation in the telecom and automotive sectors within the CAM context

To ensure long-term success through wide dissemination of the project’s results; to exploit synergies with other 5G-PPP projects and 5G CAM initiatives; to actively contribute to the 5G Action Plan strategic initiative with results from 5G technologies validation in CAM trials for the benefit of the European 5G, automotive, railways, maritime, transport & logistics industries, the university education and training of young and other professionals

Outcomes: Key results

  • D7.5 Project Quality Handbook v1.0
  • D7.6 Project Quality Handbook final version

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