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.


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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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