On May 12, 2021, international experts in 5G and Connected and Automated Mobility (CAM) gathered to present the latest work within their projects at the IEEE 5G Virtual Summit for Connected and Automated Mobility organized by the European Commission and the University of Luxembourg.
Within the European 5G vertical strategy, CAM is considered a flagship use case for 5G deployment along European transport routes. Among others, rapidly advancing CAM technology is expected to enhance road safety, improve digital rail operations, and create high-value commercial services for road users and train passengers.
This two-day event brought together industry representatives, academics, and policymakers. Representative from over 20 EU-funded projects (Call ICT-53-2020) were given an opportunity to present their first project results and outline their project pilots. Sharing best practices and close collaboration of EU-funded projects is essential as it is expected to lead to harmoniation and interoperability of platforms and applications in preparation for an EU-wide integration and deployment.
5G-Blueprint has been presented by the Project Coordinator, Dr. Wim Vandenberghe. During his presentation, Dr. Vandenberghe introduced the 5G-Blueprint concept, project objectives, use cases, enabling functions, and pilot areas. Some of the key messages were that 5G-Blueprint tackles challenging teleoperation-related use cases, explores the capabilities of 5G not only regarding eMBB but also URLLC requirements, investigates the feasibility of teleoperation over 5G in the context of transport and logistics from technical, business, and governance perspectives, and that it aims to deliver the roadmap to enable future deployments in Europe.