The European project of autonomous vehicles achieved new progress
Everything was coordinated by the Bruno Kessler Foundation, which carried out an autonomous test to connect low-latency vehicle functions, autonomous and assisted driving using 5G and edge computing infrastructure implemented by Telecom Italia, Magenta and Deutsche Telekom. The project was additionally supported by Nokia, Qualcomm, NEC and INWIT.
A big improvement in the whole is not only that the pilot was carried out within each country, but also across borders from Italy to Austria, as well as from Austria to Germany. Namely, “cross-border scenarios” are challenging for 5G networks, but project members managed to demonstrate uninterrupted service continuity for all drivers moving from one country to another, providing users with roaming connectivity with the same level of quality of service that is provided to users connected to their home network. network.
The vehicles demonstrated the ability to perform cooperative maneuvers and lane changes using connected, assisted and automated driving along the 5G corridor and at the border. Data was also shared with surrounding vehicles thanks to 5G and C-V2X direct communication.
Finally, Matteo Gerosa, coordinator of the 5G-CARMEN project, stated that the project represents a turning point for the evolution of connected and automated vehicles. Which should certainly soon prove to be a completely accurate statement in the development of technology that will become a reality on most of the world’s roads in the near future.