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5G-ConnectedMobility

Ericsson initiates “5G-ConnectedMobility”, a 5G research & development project with cross-industry consortium on the "Digital Test Field Motorway" in Germany

5G-ConnectedMobility creates a dedicated network infrastructure and application environment for 5G analysis and testing in real-time for Vehicle-to-vehicle, Vehicle-to-infrastructure, and Railway-to-infrastructure. The project is based on a test track of approx. 30 km along the A9 motorway and a high-speed railway track between Nuremberg-Feucht and Greding in Bavaria, Germany. Founding Members of the “5G-ConnectedMobility” consortium are Ericsson, BMW Group, Deutsche Bahn, the three German mobile network operators with Deutsche Telekom, Telefónica Deutschland and Vodafone, the TU Dresden 5G Lab Germany, the Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt) and the Federal Regulatory Agency (BNetzA). The Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure and the Bavarian Road Construction Administration support the project.

The objective is to accelerate 5G Research & Development (R&D) in Germany and in Europe as well as facilitating the integration of technology requirements from various industries into upcoming international 5G standardization activities.

5G-ConnectedMobility Activities in the area "Automotive"

Test scenario

Network Slicing for data communication in a protected canal:
  • Securing reliable network connections for the transfer of
    train-relevant data, e.g. for signalling
  • Video-based control and automation of the traction mode
  • Stable infotainment applications in the mobile network
  • Control and networking of train and service functions via sensor technology
    (e.g. in case of maintenance)
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Results

  • Collocated antennas perform better at high vehicle speed or network load
  • No direct correlation between speed and video access time

5G-ConnectedMobility Activities in the area "Rail"

Test scenario

Network Slicing for data communication in a protected canal:
  • Securing reliable network connections for the transfer of train-relevant data, e.g. for signalling
  • Video-based control and automation of the traction mode
  • Stable infotainment applications in the mobile network
  • Control and networking of train and service functions via sensor technology (e.g. in case of maintenance)
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Testszenario

  • Video-Streaming bei hoher Geschwindigkeit
  • Bedingungen bei hoher Netzauslastung
  • Antennenposition und Entfernungsauswertung für beste Leistung
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car

Testszenario

  • Video-Streaming bei hoher Geschwindigkeit
  • Bedingungen bei hoher Netzauslastung
  • Antennenposition und Entfernungsauswertung für beste Leistung

Testszenario

  • Video-Streaming bei hoher Geschwindigkeit
  • Bedingungen bei hoher Netzauslastung
  • Antennenposition und Entfernungsauswertung für beste Leistung
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car
Here you will find press releases, news and reports on events related to 5G-ConnectedMobility.

News room

Ericsson "Connected Morning Briefing" about the 5G-ConnectedMobility project took place in Berlin
May 21, 2018
We were pleased to welcome more than 100 guests from politics, ministries, associations and industry. Besides, more than 20 members of Parliament, e.g. industry representatives of Telefonica, Vodafone, Deutsche Telekom, Volkswagen, Innogy, Schaeffler were among the registrations.

Official title of our event was “5G-ConnectedMobility: An example for cross-industrial 5G research and development in Germany” where we presented first results of the activities of the Ericsson coordinated 5G-ConnectedMobility consortium which started collaborative working back in 2016.

5G-ConnectedMobility creates a dedicated network infrastructure and application environment for 5G analysis and testing in real-time for Vehicle-to-vehicle, Vehicle-to-infrastructure, and Railway-to-infrastructure. Founding Members of the “5G-ConnectedMobility” consortium are Ericsson, BMW Group, Deutsche Bahn, the three German mobile network operators with Deutsche Telekom, Telefónica Deutschland and Vodafone, the TU Dresden 5G Lab Germany, the Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt) and the Federal Regulatory Agency (BNetzA).

Ralf Wellens, the new Ericsson Project leader of 5G-ConnectedMobility, was the speaker at the event. We would like to take the opportunity to thank Frank Baberske, our previous Project leader, very much for his coordination of the consortium over the last years. Frank is now supporting the DT Andromeda roll-out project.

Members of the 5G-ConnectedMobility consortium are Ericsson, BMW Group, Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Telekom, Telefónica Deutschland, Vodafone, 5G Lab Germany at TU Dresden, the Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt) and the Bundesnetzagentur (BNetzA). The Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure as well as the Bavarian Road Construction Administration (motorway directorate of Northern Bavaria) are supporting the project.
Ericsson GmbH
Stefan Koetz, Chairman of the management board of Ericsson GmbH: “I am pleased that it has been possible to form such a wide cross industry consortium with “5G-ConnectedMobility”. With the members of the telecommunications industry, and the application industry, it will be possible to accelerate 5G research and development beyond Germany and bring the specific requirements of the various industries in Germany into international 5G standardization activities. This will make Germany stronger in this area.”
Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure
Former Federal Minister of Transport Alexander Dobrindt: “With the next mobile network standard 5G, we are firing the starting shot for the digital real time era. 5G is a key technology for automated and connected driving, enabling direct data communication between vehicles and infrastructure. “5G-ConnectedMobility” will drive forward technology on the digital test field of motorway. Alongside the high precision radar sensors, which we have installed on the test field, the 5G project is a further milestone on the way to the first fully digitalized and fully networked road.”
Deutsche Telekom AG
Bruno Jacobfeuerborn, former CTO of Deutsche Telekom AG: “More than with any other previous technology, with 5G, the requirements and concrete use cases of the industry influence the development. The cross-sector collaboration within “5G-ConnectedMobility” will help us to translate the potential regarding extremely short latencies of under a millisecond, high data throughput of more than a Gigabit per second, or the network availability for billions of devices into tailor made offers for our customers.“
Telefónica Deutschland
Cayetano Carbajo, CTO of Telefónica Deutschland: “This project represents a common effort of distinguished members of the industry to harmonize the requirements of future communications networks with the needs of the automotive industry. Telefónica is supporting this effort, which represents a remarkable opportunity for identifying and developing future applications of both technologies.”
Vodafone Deutschland
Hannes Ametsreiter, CEO of Vodafone Deutschland: “With our high-performance networks, we are the leading force for the Internet of Things. Together with the experts from Ericsson and the partners involved, we drive forward the development of new 5G technologies in the newly founded consortium and bring networked and fully automated cars from the laboratory onto the road.”
5G Lab Germany, TU Dresden
Professor Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Frank H. P. Fitzek, Deutsche Telekom Chair of Communication Networks, 5G Lab Germany, TU Dresden: “The TU Dresden sees a great opportunity in this project, to test the previously developed technologies of the 5G Lab Germany, with important partners in the field. Connected cars will significantly increase safety in traffic but also require new technologies for the dynamic networks of the future. Due to the existing excellent cooperation with Ericsson, Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone, we are confident of being able to provide the first practical results soon. “
BMW Group
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