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5G IANA

Aims at providing an open 5G experimentation platform, on top of which third-party experimenters (i.e., SMEs) in the Automotive vertical will have the opportunity to develop, deploy and test their services. 5G-IANA, running from June 2021 to May 2024, consists of 16 partners from 8 different EU countries.

CONTEXT

5G-based Automotive-related services (i.e., Connected and Automated Mobility services) are a broad range of digital services in and around vehicles including both safety-related and other commercial services provided, enabled, or supported by 5G networks. The imminent rollout of 5G is expected to become a “game changer”. For the first time, mobile networks will offer a broad range of connectivity performances including gigabit speeds and mission critical reliability.

The prospect that 5G will be a unified multi-service platform, serving not only the traditional mobile broadband market but also enabling digital transformation in a number of vertical industries, is ex-pected to result in the creation of unprecedented opportunities for innovation and economic growth.

It is expected that the economic and societal impact of connected mobility will be very significant, and that mobile communication systems such as 5G will play a central role in the future transport ecosys-tem. Indeed, the majority of the 5G-based Automotive-related services will require a totally reliable and safe guidance infrastructure, which will have to combine all available technologies: sensors (in vehicles and on the ground), high accuracy location, precise positioning, high definition mapping, con-verged AI on devices, at the edge and in the cloud, and, in particular high quality direct and network communications between all moving and fixed elements (vehicles, bikes, pedestrians, and road infra-structure). Functional redundancy and complementarity in the architecture will be necessary to be able to meet the demanding KPIs of such services (e.g., full automation, remote driving, etc.).

OBJECTIVES

  • Specify and provide an Automotive Open Experimental Platform (AOEP).
  • Specify and implement a repository environment for NetApps and VNFs to ease thedesign and chaining of new Automotive-related services – to be integrated with 5G-PPPopen repositories.
  • Ensure co-existence with DSRC and LTE/5G and enhance network platformperformances for the Automotive vertical
  • Provide accurate localization and low latency mission-critical applications.
  • Define, implement and trial Connected and Automated Driving relevant Use Cases tovalidate and assess the AOEP suitability and functional improvements.
  • Improve service creation time (5G-PPP KPI).
  • Create new business opportunities and boost market for start-ups and SMEs with Automotive NetApps.
  • Increase road safety and reduce automobile carbon footprint by leveraging Connectedand Automated Mobility using enhanced network performances.
  • Ensure cross-domain and cross-platform interoperability and boost standardisationcommittees on NFV and Network orchestration