The 5GMED project, led by the European Commission in the framework of the H2020 programme, should provide a model of sustainable 5G deployment for future mobility on the Mediterranean corridor between France and Spain.
The services tested rely on a wide range of technologies in addition to 5G, such as cloud/edge computing and artificial intelligence, to provide advanced connectivity services on transport routes.
Through 4 pilot projects on the railway line and motorway between Figueras and Perpignan, 5GMed will develop cross-border 5G application scenarios, advanced services for connected and automated cooperative mobility (CCAM) and future rail mobile communication systems (FRMCS).
With a budget of €16 million, 75% financed by the European Commission, the project will be launched in September 2020 for completion by November 2023.
The infrastructure will thus enable four use cases: remote automated driving, advanced traffic management, continuity of commercial rail services at border crossings and infotainment with augmented reality for autonomous vehicles and rail.
Initially tested on three small-scale sites, the final integration and validation of the use cases will then be carried out on the cross-border section between Figueras and Perpignan.
Led by Cellnex Telecom, the consortium brings together 21 members from 7 countries representing the telecommunications sector, the transport and mobility sector, technology and solution providers, consulting service providers, research institutions and organisations in favour of mobile and digital transformation.
The Mediterranean Corridor is an essential axis for the competitiveness of the companies and territories of the great European south-west. It is also a strategic corridor for France which is of interest for freight traffic to Northern Europe, Spain, Italy and Central Europe. This route will also contribute to the new Silk Road rail link between Europe and China.
Source : IT Social