June 20, 2017
A consortium of several companies led by Ericsson was awarded the 5GCAR project on June 1, with the aim to develop an overall 5G system architecture that provides optimized end-to-end vehicle-to-everything (V2X) network connectivity for highly reliable and low-latency V2X services.
The 5GCAR project is one of 21 projects have been retained out of 101 as part of phase 2 of the 5G Infrastructure Public Private Partnership (5G PPP), which was initiated by the EU Commission and industry manufacturers, telecommunications operators, service providers, SMEs and researchers.
The project is a step toward 5G technology for connected vehicles. In phase 2 of the 5G PPP, the EU has allocated a budget for projects such as 5GCAR, in different vertical sectors. The consortium will be eligible for funding to extend tests and ensure the safe deployment of the connected vehicle by 2020.
The 5GCAR project will run for two years (June 2017 – May 2019) and will employ around 30 full-time researchers with a EUR 8 million budget. The consortium also includes Bosch, Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya, Centro Tecnológico de Automoción de Galicia, Chalmers University of Technology, Huawei, King’s College London, Marben, Nokia, Orange, PSA group, Sequans, Viscoda, and Volvo Cars.