European 5G-MOBIX Project French site Demonstration and Seminar

5G for connected and automated cooperative mobility: towards greater safety and efficiency

21 April 2022, 9 AM – 6 PM

Organisation : VEDECOM, Catapult, AKKA Technologies and VALEO

Location: VEDECOM headquarters at mobiLab and Satory tracks, Versailles. 23 bis allée des Marronniers, 78000 VERSAILLES, FRANCE

Parking: parking des Cavalières, located at allée des Marronniers on the left 200 m before the mobiLAB. The gate will be open for the occasion


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5G is not a simple evolution of 4G. It is a truly disruptive technology because it can be used in many new applications. Its main benefits: improved broadband, a significant reduction in latency, i.e. the time it takes for data to transit between transmission and reception, and density, which will reduce congestion when too many devices are connected at the same time.

In this context, how will the connected and automated vehicle (CCAD) react? How can it handle network changes, bandwidth fluctuations? What benefits can 5G bring to manage the entry of other vehicles in its lane?


Infrastructure-assisted driving: France’s contributions to the European 5G-MOBIX bix project

The 5G-MOBIX project aims to evaluate the contribution of 5G on connectivity for Connected and Automated Mobility (CAM) services and functionalities, under cross-border conditions. The 5G-MOBIX test sites include two cross-border corridors (Greece-Turkey and Spain-Portugal) and six local test sites in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Finland, China and South Korea. The local sites provide additional and complementary contributions to the cross-border trials.

The contributions from the French test site focus on continuity of service and dynamic communication quality in the case of infrastructure-assisted driving. Together with its partners Catapult, AKKA Technologies and VALEOVEDECOM answers the following questions:

  • What happens when a vehicle enters the lane of an automated vehicle from an entry ramp?
  • How can the infrastructure help the automated vehicle and through which technologies?
  • How can the vehicle adapt to the needs of the use case (lane change), via its 5G communication system (OBU) and via its AD (autonomous driving system)?
  • How can the data from the inserting vehicle go up through 5G and be translated into commands that go back down through 5G in the automated vehicle, allowing low latency and high reliability?
  • At what level does the fusion of perception data, collision risk analysis, and lane change decision occur?
  • What happens when the automated vehicle switches from a 5G Bouygues network to a 5G Orange or TDF network? (hand over)
  • To what extent does 5G bring more reliability, better latency and better bandwidth?


April 21, 2022 Event Program

The event on April 21, 2022 will be an opportunity to discover the first tests conducted in France and their results through conferences in the morning and demonstrations in the early afternoon. The day will end with a panel discussion on the challenges and prospects. It will bring together different players involved in the value chain of automated and infrastructure-assisted mobility.

  • 9h. Welcome coffee.
  • 9h30. Introduction by Eric Lebeau, General Manager of VEDECOM. Context and stakes.
  • 9h40. Presentation of the European 5G Mobix project: methodology, key innovations, tests and results of the French site.
  • 11h25. Connection with other European and French projects dedicated to 5G: 5G Med project, 5G Meta platform and 5G Open Road experimentation in Paris-Saclay cluster.
  • 12:00 pm: Lunch break.
  • 13h15. Group departure on foot and demonstration session on tracks:
    1. Infrastructure assisted automated lane change at highway entry (demonstration with an L4 automated vehicule prototype)
    2. Maintaining continuity of service when a vehicle switches from one network to another
    3. Dynamic quality control of 5G communications
  • 15h30. Vision of 5G and CCAM by market players. Panel discussion with vehicle manufacturers, telecom and road infrastructure operators, public transport players and territories.
  • 16h40-16h50. Conclusion by Tony Jaux, President of VEDECOM, VP Innovation at Stellantis and Director of the connectivity program at the French Automotive Platform.


On-site public event. Replay will be available after online the event

Registration required before April 19, 2022, subject to the agreement of the organizer and conditioned by the capacity of the room

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5G Mobix: a 360° project on the 5G benefits for automated vehicles

5G-MOBIX is a European project funded by the Horizon 2020 program. Its goal is to develop and test automated vehicle functionalities integrating 5G along several cross-border corridors and urban test sites in Europe. These tests are critical to develop technologies to ensure service continuity and system resilience across operators, available networks and bandwidths. These tests take place in all conditions of vehicle traffic, network coverage and service demand. They take into account specific legal, commercial and social aspects.


A large-scale project with 8 test sites and 55 partners

5G-MOBIX brings together 55 ICT industry partners from 10 European countries as well as Turkey, China and Korea.

Eight different test sites will enable a comprehensive evaluation of 5G for connected, cooperative and automated driving (CCAM):

  • Six urban test sites: Espoo (Finland, FI), Versailles (France, FR), Berlin and Stuttgart (Germany, DE), and Eindhoven to Helmond (Netherlands, NL), plus two test sites outside of Europe, namely Jinan (China, CN) and Yeonggwang (South Korea, KR).
  • Two cross-border corridors: Spain-Portugal (ES-PT) and Greece-Turkey (GR-TR)


The role of VEDECOM and the French experimentation site

VEDECOM is responsible for the overall coordination of the experiments on the various corridors and test sites.
The institute is also piloting the French test site, which aims to test infrastructure-assisted driving in hybrid traffic. The technologies developed will then be tested in real life in March 2022 at the ES-PT cross-border sites of the 5G Mobix project.
For these tests, VEDECOM is providing a fleet of small electric, connected and autonomous vehicles that incorporate an OBU – onboard unit – designed by its teams. The Institute set up the 5G infrastructure and the centralised control centre. VEDECOM addressed the use case of lane changing and seamless connectivity solutions, when the vehicle changes telecommunication operator at the border crossing.


Infrastructure and technical equipment of the French site

The French 5G Mobix site is shared between two sites: the UTAC TEQMO tracks and the Versailles Satory tracks located near the VEDECOM premises. The sites are equipped with 5G networks (commercial or experimental), road infrastructure sensors and equipment for V2X research projects. VEDECOM has several demonstrator vehicles, some of which are fully autonomous.


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This work is a part of the 5G-MOBIX project. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 825496

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E-mobility: a successfull demonstration of the Certificate Trust List for Plug & Charge interoperability

The Certificate Trust List has been demonstrated on the 2nd of June 2021 as a technical solution for ISO 15118 Plug and Charge interoperability.

The objective is to simplify the user experience wherever he is and guarantee the interoperability between any vehicle and any charging station. Such architecture shall enable an open and fair market between all EV actors.

Guarantee the interoperability with multiple actors

2 online identical sessions were broadcast live from Arnhem (Netherlands), Berlin (Germany) and Versailles (France).

The demonstration was operated by 17 actors representing different roles in the Electromobility domain, research institutes,  manufacturers, cybersecurity actors, operators, interoperability platforms, charging infrastructure installers: Driivz, ​e, ElaadNL, Freshmile, GIREVE, Hager, Hubject, IoTecha, NewMotion, Groupe Renault, SAP, Smartlab, Stellantis, Thales, Trialog, VEDECOM, Verisco

The demonstration was done in real conditions using different electric vehicles, charging stations and IT services (including PKI) in order to demonstrate the interoperability scenarios.

Promote an open and fair market for eMobility services

Electromobility actors are ready to adopt and deploy new services that will improve the user experience, such as Plug and Charge and Smart Charging. Those services should be interoperable and rely on the ISO 15118 standard. To do this, adopting a single reference architecture, from a technical and organizational point of view, is vital. Such architecture shall enable an open and fair market between all EV actors and allow end-users and operators to freely select their providers.

In this spirit, a collaborative work has started since 2019 to define and test multiple technical solutions. The partners mainly focused on PKI architectures that allow the development of  multiple interoperable offers.

The French initiative Mobena is part of the demonstration

Mobena, a French initiative towards the new generation of electromobility, closely followed this demonstration, in which several of its members intervened.

The Mobena initiative was created in July 2020 by the main French professional organizations representing the electromobility ecosystem in the French market. The goal is to simplify the user experience by ensuring interoperability between charging systems and leading the way towards the deployment of a new generation of EV charging in the French market.

Coordinated by VEDECOM institute, the Mobena initiative regroups AFIREV, AVERE-France, PFA, GIMELEC, UFE and VEDECOM.


About twenty companies representing the different roles in the ecosystem have joined this initiative. The mission is to support the players of the EV charging ecosystem, operating in France, by defining the roadmap and the means to ensure a successful and harmonized deployment of the e-Mobility services.

The Mobena project, which will be launched in september 2021 and extended to more partners, will particularly focus on integrating interoperability as an initial requirement and providing high added value services through a massive adoption of the ISO 15118 standard in a competitive and open market.

A particular focus will be put on Smart Charging, Plug & Charge and the implicated end-to-end system interfaces, including backend communication protocols (OCPP, OCPI…), PKI and cyber security. This for both AC and DC charging.


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“Machine Learning for the distributed and dynamic management of a fleet of autonomous taxis and shuttles”

Thesis defence of Tatiana BABICHEVA

« Machine Learning for the distributed and dynamic management of a fleet of autonomous taxis and shuttles »

10 mars 2021 – 9h30

Online : Zoom


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Jury :

  • Mme Leïla KLOUL, MCF (HDR), Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, FRANCE – Directeur de these
  • M. Dominique BARTH, Professeur, Université de Versailles SainDt-Quentin-en-Yvelines, FRANCE – Co-encadrant de these
  • M. Alain QUILLIOT, Professeur des Universités, Université Clemont-Ferrand II, FRANCE – Rapporteur
  • M. Akka ZEMMARI, Maître de conférences (HDR), Université de Bordeaux, FRANCE – Rapporteur
  • M. Wilco BURGHOUT, Directeur de recherche, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, SUÈDE – Co-encadrant de these
  • M. Jakob PUCHINGER , Professor, CentraleSupélec, FRANCE – Examinateur
  • M. René MANDIAU, Professeur des universités, Université Polytechnique Hauts-de-France , FRANCE – Examinateur
  • M. S. M. Hassan Mahdavi, PhD, Vedecom, Mobilab – Invité


In this thesis are investigated methods to manage shared electric autonomous taxi urban systems under an online context in which customer demands occur over time, and where vehicles are available for ride-sharing and require electric recharging management.

We propose heuristics based on problem decomposition which include road network repartition and highlighting of subproblems such as charging management, empty vehicle redistribution and dynamic ride-sharing.

The set of new methods for empty vehicle redistribution is proposed, such as proactive, meaning to take into account both current demand and anticipated future demand, in contrast to reactive methods, which act based on current demand only.

We provide reinforcement learning in different levels depending on granularity of the system.

We propose station-based RL model for small networks and zone-based RL model, where the agents are zones of the city obtained by partitioning, for huge ones. The complete information optimisation is provided in order to analyse the system performance a-posteriori in offline context.

The evaluation of the performance of proposed methods is provided in a set of road networks of different nature and size.

The proposed method provides promising results outperforming the other tested methods and the real data on the taxi system performance in terms of number of satisfied passengers under fixed fleet size.

VEDECOM meets with local authorities at the Salon des Maires

VEDECOM meets with local authorities at the Salon des Maires

This year once again, VEDECOM and VEDECOM Tech have enjoyed an opportunity to meet with local authority representatives at the Salon des Maires exhibition. The yearly national event for public procurement stakeholders was held on 19-21 November 2019 at the Porte de Versailles exhibition centre in Paris. An ideal opportunity for the Institute to present four innovative solutions to assist local authorities in their deployment of new mobility solutions: Marque ta Route (Mark your Road) and VEDETECT, alongside M’OBS and the interoperable supervisor for autonomous vehicles with enhanced perception.

An exhibition stand delving deep into the key issues facing local authorities

Located within the Transport and Vehicles zone, the Institute hosted an impressive stand at the Salon des Maires et des Collectivités Locales. Equipped with two didactic wall panels featuring both graphic artwork and screens, it gave a complete visual overview of the innovative mobility solutions presented by VEDECOM. Origami fortune tellers were hung from the stand, bearing the message: “when choosing mobility solutions for your local area, don’t leave your decision to chance”.

A somewhat unusual approach which was hugely successful! In the run-up to elections, the exhibition was a well-timed opportunity for VEDECOM to gauge the issues facing different local authorities, in all their diversity.

Marque ta Route and VEDETECT: two of VEDECOM’s award-winning innovations at the Grand Prix de l’Innovation

Among the four innovative solutions presented by the Institute, two were recognised by the Grand Prix de l’Innovation of the Salon des Maires on 22 October and were on show to the general public for the first time.

The “Marque ta Route” software, winner of the First Prize for Innovation in the Buildings/Public Works/Highways category, is a road assets management tool based on the PhD research thesis of Maxime Redondin. It provides a set of tools for reliability analysis and assistance with the replacement of road signage, using retroreflection data to automatically analyse road marking inspections.

The VEDETECT sensor network, created by Julian Garbiso, finalist in the NITC/Information Systems category, is a real-time system for measuring and analysing mobility. It uses artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things (IoT) to produce mobility measurements (flow, speed and start/end trajectories) that are comparable to results derived from more conventional methods at significantly lower cost. This solution, which will be expanded for use in estimating the density of pedestrians and passengers, will enable local authorities to better regulate traffic, and help them in formulating their transport policy.

Two VEDECOM Tech products: M’OBS and the interoperable supervisor for autonomous vehicles with enhanced perception

VEDECOM Tech also presented two new products. The M’OBS solution by VEDECOM Tech is an evaluation agency for new mobility solutions. It helps local authorities and mobility stakeholders to better understand their environment, to assess the suitability of new mobility solutions and to deliver the best possible user experience.

The commercial division of the VEDECOM Institute also showed a preview of its interoperable supervisor for autonomous vehicles with enhanced perception. Using an interface designed specifically for autonomous vehicles, the Supervisor provides access to a network of sensors installed on roadside infrastructures or in-vehicle systems. It also manages all communications between the different systems. In more concrete terms, it provides local authorities with an affordable and accessible learning and reporting tool to assist with implementing autonomous vehicle trials. It also provides assistance to transport operators and can incorporate new projects being developed by collective autonomous vehicle manufacturers.

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Nearly 700 children came to play and learn about mobility with VEDECOM!

Nearly 700 children came to play and learn about mobility with VEDECOM!

The VEDECOM Institute’s training team went to the Paris-Saclay Sciences Village in Gif-sur-Yvette on Friday, 4 October 2019. The day, which was organised as part of the Science Festival (or ‘Fête de la Science’), was focused on welcoming school children. Around 675 children came to the event and were able to learn about new mobility options at the VEDECOM stand through fun activities. This day confirmed the training team’s belief that mobility can be learned (starting at a young age), can be played with, and can be experienced!

As an R&D institute focused on sustainable mobility, the VEDECOM Institute has a mission to offer training and share expertise relating to the roll-out of new forms of mobility. Its purpose is to provide the general public with reliable scientific knowledge, all through a systems-based vision that integrates vehicles and mobility services. The trainings offered combine theory and practice and are created in direct collaboration with researchers. They take the form of awareness-raising initiatives and are aimed at designers and engineers in the mobility industry as well as local governments and the general public.


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