5G-Blueprint envisions to design and validate a technical architecture, business and governance model for uninterrupted cross-border tele-operated transport based on 5G connectivity. 5G-Blueprint will explore and define:

  • The economics of 5G tools in cross border transport & logistics as well as passenger transport: bringing CAPEX (capital expenditure) and OPEX (operational expenditure) into view, both on the supply (telecom) side and on the demand (transport & logistics) side for transformation of current business practices as well as new value propositions
  • The Governance issues and solutions pertaining to responsibilities and accountability within the value chain dependent on cross border connectivity and seamless services relating to the Dutch & Belgian regulatory framework (telecommunications, traffic and CAM (Connected and Automated Mobility) experimentation laws, contracts, value chain management)
  • Tactical and operational (pre-) conditions that need to be in place to get full value of 5G tooled transport & logistics. This includes implementing use cases that increase cooperative awareness to guarantee safe and responsible teleoperated transport
  • Preparing and piloting tele-operated and tele-monitored transport on roadways and waterways to alleviate the increasing shortage of manpower and bring transport and logistics on a higher level of efficiency through data sharing in the supply chain and use of AI
  • Exploring the possibilities of increasing the volume of freight being transported during the night where excess physical infrastructure capacity is abundant; the lowering of personnel costs would make this feasible on a cost-effective basis
  • Tele-operation will be enabled by the following 5G qualities, such as low latency, reliable connectivity and high bandwidth

The project’s outcome will be the blueprint for operational pan-European deployment of teleoperated transport solutions in the logistics sector and beyond.




Project Acronym: 5G-Blueprint

Project Name: Next generation connectivity for enhanced, safe & efficient transport & logistics

Funded Under: H2020-ICT-2018-20 – Information and Communication Technologies

Topic: ICT-53-2020: 5G PPP – 5G for Connected and Automated Mobility

Call for proposal: H2020-ICT-2019-3

Starting Date: 01/09/2020

Duration: 36 Months