The key driver for this effort will be novel 5G technology, allowing current 4G mobile radio networks to evolve in order to obtain a better response to the needs of services in terms of speed of data exchanged and response times of the network infrastructure for the implementation of next-generation connected, cooperative and automated vehicles. A collaborative network of cross-border corridors between European countries will enable an environment for the testing and deployment of 5G technology. Thanks to these 5G corridors, Europe is currently the biggest experimental area in 5G technology for connected car field trials.
A consortium of 25 relevant industrial, academic and research organizations will cooperate on the project comprising major automotive (BMW, Fiat Chrysler, Autostrada del Brennero) and telecom stakeholders (Deutsche Telekom, Telecom Italia, T-Mobile, NEC Laboratories Europe, Nokia and Qualcomm)
The 5G-CARMEN projec kicked off on November 21st in Innsbruck Austria and will last 3 years.