Fifth Generation Communication Automotive Research and innovation (5GCAR)

There are two ongoing industrial trends, one in the mobile communications industry and one in the automotive industry, which are becoming interwoven and will jointly provide new capabilities and functionality for upcoming intelligent transport systems and future driving.

The automotive industry is on a path where vehicles are continuously becoming more aware of their environment, due to a permanent increase in various types of integrated sensors; at the same time the amount of automation in vehicles increases, which – with some intermediate steps – will eventually culminate in fully-automated driving without human intervention. Along this path, the amount of interactions increases, both in-between vehicles, as well as between vehicles and an increasingly intelligent road infrastructure. As a consequence, the significance and reliance on capable communication systems for vehicle-to-anything (V2X) communication is becoming a key asset that combined with sensor-based technologies will enhance the performance of automated driving and increase further traffic safety.

On the other hand, the mobile communications industry has over the last 25 years connected more than 5 billion people and mobile phones have become part of our daily living. The next step in wireless connectivity is to connect all kinds of devices that can benefit from being connected, with a total of 28 billion connected devices predicted until 2021. It will support the transformation of industries on their journey of digitization. In this step, mobile communications has the ambition to explicitly target the communication needs of vertical industry with corresponding requirements being set for the standardization of 5G until 2020.

5GCAR brings together a strong consortium from the automotive industry and the mobile communications industry, to develop innovation at the intersection of those industrial sectors in order to support a fast, and successful path towards safer and more efficient future driving.

Participants

Erik Ström (contact)

Professor vid Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Kommunikationssystem, informationsteori och antenner

Fredrik Brännström

Biträdande professor vid Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Kommunikationssystem, informationsteori och antenner, Communication Systems

Tommy Svensson

Biträdande professor vid Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Kommunikationssystem, informationsteori och antenner, Communication Systems

Henk Wymeersch

Biträdande professor vid Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Kommunikationssystem, informationsteori och antenner, Communication Systems

Collaborations

Alcatel-Lucent Germany

Stuttgart, Germany

Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC)

Barcelona, Spain

Ericsson AB

Stockholm, Sweden

Ericsson GMBH

Düsseldorf, Germany

Fundacion para la Promocion de la Innovacion, Investigacion y Desarrollo Tecnologico en la Industria de Automocion de Galicia

Porrino Pontevedra, Spain

Groupe PSA: French car manufacturer

Rueil-Malmaison, France

Huawei Technologies Düsseldorf

Duesseldorf, Germany

King's College London

London, United Kingdom

Marben Products

Suresnes, France

Nokia Oy

Espoo, Finland

Nokia Solutions And Networks Sp Zoo

Warszawa, Poland

Orange

Paris, France

Sequans Communications

Colombes, France

Viscoda

Hannover, Germany

Volvo Car Corporation

Gothenburg, Sweden

Funding

European Commission (Horizon 2020)

Funding Chalmers participation during 2017–2019 with 4,876,676.00 SEK

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Information and Communication Technology

Areas of Advance

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

More information

Project Web Page

https://5gcar.eu/

Latest update

2018-02-13