NEC joins 5G Autonomous Cars for cross-borders digital corridors research

November 22, 2018 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
NEC Laboratories Europe has joined 5G Autonomous Cars – targeting EU R&D efforts towards achieving cross-borders digital corridors by contributing to the 5G-CARMEN project (5G for Connected and Automated Road Mobility in the European Union).

The focus of the project is designing and developing a 5G digital corridor for the cooperative, connected and automated mobility (CCAM) of the future on European roads. 5G technologies will be deployed along selected stretches of a motorway through the “Munich-Bologna corridor“, which covers 600 km of roads across three countries: Italy, Austria and Germany. This is one of the most important corridors identified by the European Union for an initiative to improve the mobility of people and goods throughout Europe.

Many technical challenges will be addressed through innovative technologies allowing cars to be connected to each other and to land structures for a better management of vehicle traffic. Special attention will be paid to security, advanced management of emergencies, traffic sustainability, and environment protection aspects.

"NEC Laboratories Europe will lead the cooperative, connected and automated mobility (CCAM) efforts within the 5G-CARMEN project," said Dr. Xavier Costa, Deputy General Manager at NEC Laboratories Europe. "Main focus will be on developing a service-oriented, federated, and secure platform for CCAM."

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