Two research and innovation projects funded by the European Commission, 5GCroCo and 5GCAR, will be publicly presented at Mobile World Congress 2019 to showcase the emerging 5G Communication technologies for connected and automated mobility.


5GCroCo (Fifth Generation Cross-Border Control) is a 17-million Euro project partially funded by the European Commission under the 5G-PPP (Public Private Partnership) Program. Through a number of projects, this program will deliver until the year 2022, solutions, architectures, technologies and standards for the ubiquitous next generation communication infrastructures of the coming decade. The projects have been divided into 3 phases to mainly conduct research and innovation first in phase 1, then deploy infrastructures in phase 2, and finally integrate 5G technologies with verticals in the last phase 3 to conduct trials. 5GCroCo is a project which belongs to the third phase of the projects funded by the 5G-PPP. The main objective of 5GCroCo is to conduct 5G trials for cooperative, connected, and automated mobility (CCAM) services. The project started back in November 2018, and will be publicly presented in the next edition of the Mobile World Congress 2019, in Barcelona.

This presentation will be done along with 5GCAR project. 5GCAR is a phase-2 5G-PPP project which has developed 5G technologies for the automotive sector over the last 2 years. 5GCAR will be completed by mid 2019; therefore, while 5GCroCo will describe the planned activities for the next 3 years, 5GCAR will be able to showcase the field tests that are currently being developed to validate the contributions of the project with real trials.

Along the next 3 years, 5GCroCo will validate core 5G technologies in challenging cross-border, cross-vendor, cross-car manufacturer, cross-generation, and cross-operator scenarios, with a particular focus on cutting-edge technologies such as distributed computing enabled by Mobile Edge Computing (MEC), 5G New Radio, predictive End-to-end Quality of Service (QoS) with Network Slicing, and precise positioning. In addition, 5GCroCo will also look into new business models for 5G-enabled connected mobility and also into regulation aspects that need to be solved to make sure that 5G can really become a game-changer for mobility in Europe. Even though the overall scope of the project is very wide regarding 5G and connected, cooperative, and automated mobility, the trials will be focused on three use cases; 1) tele-operated driving, 2) generation and distribution of high-definition maps for automated driving, and 3) anticipated cooperative collision avoidance (ACCA).

5GCroCo will conduct both small-scale pilots and large-scale trials. Within this context, Barcelona will play a key role in the project, since it is one of the selected cities to run small-scale pilots of 5G technologies to enable a ACCA system which will increase road-safety leveraging, mainly, on the low-latency offered by 5G. The large-scale trials of 5GCroCo will be executed at the 5G European corridor which connects three different cities in France, Germany, and Luxembourg, and is part of the pan-European network of 5G corridors facilitated through a number of regional agreements among governments.

Save the date: Tuesday 26th, 14:15, February 2019 in Barcelona, at the Mobile World Congress. The two projects, 5GCroCo and 5GCAR, will be publicly presented in a public talk at the Congress Square. Dr. Jesus Alonso-Zarate is the project coordinator of 5GCroCo. He is the head of the Machine-to-Machine Communications Department at the Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunciacions de Catalunya (CTTC). In his turn, Dr. Mikael Fallgren is the coordinator of 5GCAR. He is Senior Engineer at Ericsson (Sweden). The presentation will also count with the participation of Juan Manuel Jauregui, Head of European Projects Department of Barcelona Mobile World Capital Foundation; partner which has facilitated the participation of both 5GCroCo and 5GCAR in the Mobile World Congress 2019, and will ensure the participation of 5GCroCo in at least the next 2 edition of the Mobile World Congress.


The event will take place the at the Mobile World Capital booth, who facilitates the visibility of the overall project in the Mobile World Congress 2019:

The Time: Tuesday, 26th of February 14:15.

The Venue: Congress Square 40 (CS40) – Mobile World Capital Booth

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About 5GCroCo

With a total budget of 17 million Euro (with approximately 13M€ of contribution from the European Commission), 5GCroCo will trial 5G technologies for connected and automated mobility (CAM) in the European cross-border corridor along France, Germany and Luxembourg. 5GCroCo will also conduct small scale trials for connected and automated mobility services in Montlhéry (test track), Munich city center, German A9 Highway 5G-ConnectedMobiltiy Testbed, and the city of Barcelona. 5GCroCo also aims at defining new business models that can be built on top of this unprecedented connectivity and service provisioning capacity. Ultimately, 5GCroCo will impact relevant standardization bodies from the telco and automotive industries.

The 5GCroCo consortium is formed by 24 partners from 7 European countries. The whole team is coordinated by CTTC, in Castelldefels, Barcelona, and the project coordinator is Dr. Jesus Alonso-Zarate, head of the Machine-to-Machine Communications Department of the CTTC.

5GCroCo aims to contribute to the consolidation of Europe’s leading role for 5G technology, paving the way for the commercial deployment of 5G for cooperative, connected, and automated mobility in Europe and worldwide. In addition, this innovation action will provide end consumers with new use cases such as tele-operated driving and high definition map generation and distribution for automated driving in multinational environments.   

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