5G cellular positioning for vehicular safety
Research Project, 2020 – 2021

Cellular communication signals have always been used for positioning. However, the achievable accuracies were never sufficient for vehicular applications. There is a need for accurate and timely positioning for safety-critical automotive applications, such as advance warning systems and vulnerable road user detection. Today, these demands can partially be satisfied by GPS, though not in dense urban conditions. The core idea of this project is to utilize the new fifth generation mobile
signals (so-called 5G) to provide accurate 3D position and motion information, especially for challenging urban and suburban scenarios. This project is particularly timely, as its timeline coincides with 3GPP Release 17 standardization activities. The project brings together stakeholders from industry and academia, with activities ranging from use cases and requirement, via measurements, algorithms, and signal and architecture design, to experimental validation.


Henk Wymeersch (contact)

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Communication, Antennas and Optical Networks


China-Euro Vehicle Technology (CEVT) AB

Gothenburg, Sweden


Stockholm, Sweden

Lund University

Lund, Sweden

Qamcom Research & Technology

Göteborg, Sweden


Stockholm, Sweden



Project ID: 2019-03085
Funding Chalmers participation during 2020–2021

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