This panel addresses the contributions of C-V2X (cellular vehicle to everything) and 5G to Connected and Automated Mobility (CAM). The state-of-the-art and 3GPP release timelines will be discussed in terms of the availability of solutions to provide real-time/critical CAM-related services.
An important requirement is to provide such services also in scarcely populated areas, mostly rural and peripheral – already an explicit EU 5G Action Plan goal for 2025 at least for major transport paths, mainly road, rail and waterways. Providing such coverage will require innovative investment solutions involving mobile and road operators, as well as rail and other infrastructure (e.g., energy) providers.
Similarly, providing advanced CAM services on top of more conventional 4G/5G services will require mixed Business Models, involving at least mobile operators and automotive OEMs.
The conclusions and recommendations from ongoing CAM Cross-Border Corridor projects, with broad cross-industry involvement, are extremely important in both regards.
Further lessons learned from ongoing trials and early deployments, will help identify gaps and challenges, not forgetting security concerns, towards ubiquitous CAM service delivery.
Principal Scientific Officer, European Commission
Head of Advanced Technology, Advanced Connectivity Group, FCA
Head of Wireless Internet Technologies, Huawei, DE
Principal Scientist, Research & Development Department of Cosmote S.A.
Vincent D. Park
Senior Director of Technical Standards, Qualcomm Technologies inc.