Fifth-Generation Technologies for the Connected Car Capable Systems for Vehicle-to-Anything Communications
Journal article, 2018

Two strong technology trends, one in the mobile communications industry and the other in the automotive industry, are becoming interwoven and will jointly provide new capabilities and functionality for upcoming intelligent transport systems (ITSs) and future driving. The automotive industry is on a path where vehicles are continuously becoming more aware of their environment due to the addition of 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 rises, both in-between vehicles and between vehicles and other road users, and with an increasingly intelligent road infrastructure. As a consequence, the significance and reliance on capable communication systems for vehicleto-anything (V2X) communication is becoming a key asset that will enhance the performance of automated driving and increase further road traffic safety with combination of sensor-based technologies [1].

Fading channels

Channel models

Global navigation satellite system

5G mobile communication


Automotive engineering

Base stations


Mikael Fallgren


Markus Dillinger


Jesus Alonso-Zarate

Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC)

Mate Boban



Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)

NEC Labs Europe

Taimoor Abbas

Volvo Cars

Konstantinos Manolakis

Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute


Toktam Mahmoodi

F5 Networks

Imperial College London

Tommy Svensson

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Communication and Antenna Systems, Communication Systems

Andres Laya


Ricard Vilalta

Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC)

IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine

1556-6072 (ISSN)

Vol. 13 3 28-38

Fifth Generation Communication Automotive Research and innovation (5GCAR)

European Commission (EC), 2017-06-01 -- 2019-05-31.

Subject Categories


Communication Systems

Computer Systems



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