5G NetMobil - News

5G NetMobil at the 10th ETSI Workshop in Sophia Antipolis, France
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From 4th to 6th March 2019 the 10th ETSI Workshop took place in Sophia Antipolis, France. Representatives of our partner Ericsson presented the project 5G NetMobil to a very interested professional audience. In addition to the technological developments in the project, the audience was particularly interested in the possibilities of new and changed value chains in the future.
Fifth Consortium Meeting
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The 5th Consortium Meeting took place in Berlin from 19th to 20th March 2019. The representatives responsible for the project presented the results achieved so far and made arrangements for the further duration of the project.
5G NetMobil at the 9th FUSECO Forum
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On 15 and 16 November 2018 the 9th FOKUS FUSECO Forum took place in Berlin. Representatives of the project presented 5G NetMobil to a highly interested audience of experts.
5G NetMobil at CERMcity
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During the opening of the urban test field CERMcity in Aldenhoven several representatives of the project presented first results. The city crossing assistant developed in the project was presented to the visitors in an impressive way. In this case, all road users at an intersection are detected by external sensors (e.g. cameras). Road users can thus be informed about risks. For example, if pedestrians or cyclists are in a blind spot, are covered by buildings or the like, or are more difficult for the driver to see due to poor visibility. State Secretary Thomas Rachel (Federal Ministry of Education and Research) was able to convince himself personally of the functionality of the demonstration during a test vehicle ride.
In a further demonstration, the visitors were able to experience the effects of latency changes for the use case of platooning very clearly with the help of a VR simulation.
Find out more about the urban test field CERMcity here.
Fourth Consortium Meeting
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After half the project duration, all project participants met in Dresden for the fourth time in the entire consortium. Previous results were presented and trend-setting decisions for the remaining project duration were made.
Third Consortium Meeting
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After one year of project duration, the partners have already achieved their first groundbreaking successes. The definition of use cases was thus completed by the end of 2017. Based on this, the third milestone of the project was successfully completed at the end of February 2018. Network system concepts for tactile connected driving were developed, architectures of the mobile edge cloud were designed and validated and first descriptions of a flexible network configuration were developed.
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Press release 5G NetMobil
March 2018
Second Consortium Meeting
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The second consortium meeting focused on a review of the first six project months. The responsible heads of the working groups and use cases presented the first results and discussed the further procedure with the plenum.
Project Launch
Mit einem gemeinsamen Kick-Off-Meeting begannen die Projektpartner mit der Arbeit. Vorausgegangen waren bereits viele Monate umfangreicher Vorbereitungen von den Projektleitern der Partner. Während des Kick-Offs konnten sich auch alle weiteren Beteiligten kennenlernen und wichtige Absprachen für die kommenden Monate treffen.

5G NetMobil - The Project

The main objective of the 5G NetMobil project is to develop a comprehensive communication infrastructure for tactile connected driving and to demonstrate the advantages of tactile connected driving in terms of traffic safety, traffic efficiency and environmental impact compared to autonomous driving based solely on local sensor data.
While autonomous driving already promises more comfort and safety, tactile networked driving enables new driving strategies that further increases road traffic safety, significantly reduces carbon dioxide emissions and significantly improves road traffic efficiency through better capacity utilization and reduced risk of traffic jams and accidents.

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Additional networking possibilities will eliminate the fundamental limitations of today's autonomous system approaches, which use only the information obtained by locally installed onboard sensors for vehicle control. The decision horizon is thus extremely restricted, since the "visibility of the vehicle" is limited by the sensor technologies used, in particular radar and camera sensors. The sensors of all vehicles as well as the environment or the existing infrastructure (e.g. surveillance cameras at intersections or on motorways, geolocal weather sensors, etc.) can be combined virtually in the network, which contributes to better decision-making and in particular provides information about regions and scenarios that are still far away from the vehicle but are relevant for guidance. Direct communication between vehicles also expands their field of vision and enables new applications leading to increased efficiency and comfort. The information obtained in this way can be supplied to all vehicles by a central decision-making authority and can thus be used to control and regulate the local actuators. For the resulting control loops, transmission latency times in real time, which means a few milliseconds, are absolutely necessary.

Our mission is to develop a new generation of communications infrastructure. This will make it possible to interconnect all road users tactilely and thus revolutionize the traffic of the future through real-time communication.
Our vision is a highly efficient, environmentally friendly, accident-free and comfortable automotive driving.
We are a research consortium consisting of strong and influential industrial companies, highly innovative SMEs and excellent research institutions.

Use cases

The technical innovations of the project are to be demonstrated and verified by means of various practical applications.

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High Density Platooning

High Density Platooning

Realization of High Density Platooning with vehicle distances of less than 10 meters to significantly reduce fuel consumption.
 

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Parallel Platooning

Parallel Platooning

Automatic control of the harvesting machine fleet during overloading operations. Precise parallel driving is to be achieved via communication - even in the absence of network coverage.

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City Crossing Assistant

City Crossing Assistant

The safety of unprotected road users such as pedestrians and cyclists is increased by infrastructure-based detection. Communication in real time distributes this information to other road users.

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Intelligent Traffic Control

Intelligent Traffic Control

More efficient use of traffic space by interlinking traffic lights with vehicles. For example, convoys of vehicles can be controlled faster through cities by influencing TL systems.
 

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Coexistence

Coexistence of different Service Classes

The requirements of different service classes are met. This means that safety-critical applications in the field of autonomous driving and passenger entertainment can be achieved in the same network.

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Technology

The researchers in the 5G NetMobil project are developing a range of technologies that will characterize future mobile radio networks and applications.
The project partners of the OEM & supplier industry pursue different technological approaches for the communication solution according to their requirements. Click or tap "Technology Approaches" for more information.

Technology Approaches

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Overview

Radio ressource management

Partners

For the project, strong and influential partners from industry, SMEs and research have come together under the umbrella of 5G NetMobil. Together, acticom, BMW, Bosch, CLAAS, Deutsche Telekom, dresden elektronik, Ericsson, Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, Heusch Boesefeld, htw saar, Logic Way, Nokia, Technische Universität Dresden, Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Vodafone and Volkswagen AG are developing innovative solutions for the tactile networked mobility of the future. The project, which has a volume of 14.9 million euros and runs from 01.03.2017 to 29.02.2020, is co-funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

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Project-Coordinator
Dr. Frank Hofmann
Robert Bosch GmbH
Advanced Engineering Connected Mobility &
Computer Vision Systems

Robert-Bosch-Straße 200
31139 Hildesheim

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+49 5121 49-5392

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Project-Coordinator
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Gerhard Fettweis
Technische Universität Dresden
Vodafone Chair for Mobile Communications Systems


Chemnitzer Str. 50
01187 Dresden

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+49 351 463 41000

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Administrative project coordination

Technische Universität Dresden
01062 Dresden

Thomas Welsch

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+49 351 463-42713

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Project duration
03/2017 - 02/2020

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acticom

acticom has been developing protocol stacks for wireless telecommunications since 2001 and licenses them to customers such as Starent/Cisco, Motorola, Anite, Agilent, Alcaltel-Lucent/Nokia, Siemens, Sequans, or General-Dynamics. acticom GmbH offers software for the compression of protocol data, e.g. for LTE, IoT, 6LowPAN, and security protocol stacks for authentication/authorization and key management; CodeLance is a network-coding capable access network for video surveillance. In the project, acticom will take on development and integration tasks for network coding for transport and the mobile edge cloud and security concepts.


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BMW Group

The BMW Group is one of the world's most successful manufacturers of automobiles and motorcycles. With BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce, the company now has three of the strongest premium brands in the automotive industry. The BMW Group's vehicles offer the highest product substance in terms of aesthetics, dynamics, technology and quality and underline the company's technological and innovation leadership. The BMW Group contributes to the project with its many years of experience in the areas of complete vehicle technology, alternative drive and energy management concepts, active safety and driver assistance systems as well as information and communication technologies in the vehicle. The strong focus on networked driving is supported by several years of research activities in the field of cellular mobile radio systems for the automotive sector. The BMW Group can draw on extensive project results from national projects (CoCarX, simTD, CONVERGE) and EU projects (preVENT, COMeSafety, METIS).


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Robert Bosch GmbH

The BOSCH Group is a leading international technology and service company with the aim of improving people's quality of life through innovative, beneficial and inspiring solutions. The Corporate Research and Advanced Engineering division bundles BOSCH's company-wide research activities and brings to the project a wealth of experience from previous projects such as simTD and CONVERGE in the field of communication for vehicles. As a user, BOSCH participates in the requirements of the use cases as well as in the technical solutions and demonstrations.


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CLAAS

The agricultural machinery manufacturer CLAAS, headquartered in Harsewinkel, Westphalia, is the European market leader for combine harvesters. CLAAS E-Systems also develops information technologies and integrates them into agricultural machinery. This applies in particular to the networking of machines. In this project, CLAAS would take on the role of a user and test the 5G technology and use it for M2M applications. The technologies investigated are to be examined in the project and subsequently used for manufacturer-specific as well as manufacturer-independent and standardized applications.


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Deutsche Telekom

Deutsche Telekom (DTAG) is represented in the project by Telekom Innovation Laboratories (T-Labs). T-Labs are Deutsche Telekom's central research and innovation (R&I) unit. Currently the T-Labs are involved in the 5G PPP projects METIS-II, 5G-Norma, 5GEx and VirtuWind, as well as the multilateral project CONFIG. As a mobile network operator, DTAG will incorporate its experience and requirements for the operation of a future network as well as the results of the projects mentioned into 5G NetMobil. The focus of the work will be on the definition of requirements and the areas of system concept and architecture, agile edge computing, flexible network configuration and proof-of-concept implementations.


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dresden elektronik

dresden elektronik (DDE) has been manufacturing transport technology for the European market for over 20 years. In addition to traffic light systems (TLS) and variable message signs, the products also include passenger information systems and energy-autonomous timetable displays. In addition to direct sales, DDE relies on regional and national partner companies, especially in the TLS sector, in order to achieve the broadest possible market access and to cover regional peculiarities. For DDE, urban mobility and car-to-infrastructure communication (C2I) have been core issues for years. In the project, DDE mainly contributes the competences developed in TLS and communication technology as well as in dynamic traffic control.


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Ericsson

Ericsson is the world's leading vendor of technologies and services for telecommunications network operators and the market leader in second-, third- and fourth-generation wireless technologies. The company has an annual turnover of SEK 246 billion (2015). Ericsson is also a leader in the development and standardization of 5G technologies. Ericsson brings extensive previous knowledge and experience from projects from the ITS context (CoCar, COcar-X, CONVERGE) and from the 5G context (METIS, METIS II) to the project.


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Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institut

The Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich Hertz Institute, has been working for about 20 years on the development of modern mobile radio systems in close cooperation with companies and can show extensive contributions to the theory and practice of resource, network and mobility management in wireless communication networks. Project-related competences include the following topics: network supported D2D and multicast communication, coded access methods, channel and interference estimation, compressed sensing, coexistence and interference management, network coding and cognitive network management (consensus building, detection, classification and prediction).


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Heusch Boesefeld

Heusch/Boesefeldt GmbH is a software system house in the field of intelligent traffic systems. The broad spectrum of applications and services ensures expertise in the field of traffic engineering tasks. In 5G NetMobil, HB assumes the role of a final user of the data distributed by the innovative communication systems on the infrastructure side. Heusch/Boesefeldt is particularly involved in setting up the testbeds, integrating the components and systematics, implementing the use cases, and overall integration of the components into the test environments as data users on the infrastructure side.


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HTW saar

HTW Saarland with the Research Group Traffic Telematics (FGVT) has many years of experience in the field of ITS in various national and international research projects, e.g. AKTIV, simTD, CONVERGE, UR:BAN, CVIS. In Merzig (Saar), the FGVT operates a public ITS test field for tactical/strategic cooperative driving. The FGVT will contribute its experience in the field of architecture and integration of communication systems. The FGTV's own test field will be used for real-world validation. The FGVT will participate in the implementation of vehicle and infrastructure applications.


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Logic Way

Logic Way (LOG) has been developing, distributing and operating sophisticated system solutions for scientific-technical and administrative tasks in the software development and systems engineering divisions for almost 20 years. Logic Way develops and produces its own electronic data terminals, including on-board computers for mobile work machines based on Linux.


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Nokia

Nokia, as a leading network vendor (products and services) together with IT partners, introduced Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) to the market in 2013. Consequently, Nokia was one of the 6 founding companies in September 2014 and is Chairman of ETSI ISG for the standardization of MEC. With the first project on the A9, Nokia has introduced the use of LTE and MEC for real-time communication between vehicles together with partners for the first time.


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Technische Universität Dresden

Technische Universität Dresden is one of eleven universities of excellence in Germany. It is distinguished in particular by its research strength and has been honoured for its success in knowledge and technology transfer by leading industrial companies with currently 16 endowed professorships. The 5G Lab Germany is a platform of different scientific disciplines in the field of engineering sciences at the TU Dresden. Currently, scientists from 20 professorships at TU Dresden are working together in interdisciplinary teams in order to meet the challenges of the 5th generation of mobile radio in a holistic approach. As external partners, 10 of the world's leading industrial companies from the telecommunications industry and end-user industries are currently involved in joint research projects and strategic activities for the purpose of shaping opinions and reaching consensus in order to maximize the influence on 5G development, such as participation in NGMN and standardization committees (ETSI ITS), significant contributions to the "5G Automotive Vision" of the 5G-PPP, and leadership in the preparation of the study Mobility 2025: "Coexistence or Convergence of ICT for Automotive" on behalf of VDE. In the 5G NetMobil project, the Vodafone Chair for Mobile Communications Systems, the Chair for Data Privacy and Data Security and the Deutsche Telekom Chair for Communications Networks are involved.


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Technische Universität Kaiserslautern

TU Kaiserslautern (TUK): The research group of Prof. Schotten (Institute for Wireless Communication and Navigation) is associated with the "German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence" (DFKI) and member of the State Research Program "Center for Commercial Vehicle Technology" (ZNT). TUK is involved in the development of solutions for network assisted driving in the EU projects METIS I+II, 5G NORMA, 5G Monarch and SELFNET, as well as in project ConVeX (BMVI), especially contributing to research topics in the area of URLLC for V2X communication, context-aware predictive HO, evaluation methodology of complex automotive scenarios based on game engineering approach, security and reliability aspects, self-X concepts for safety-critical network slicing scenarios.


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Vodafone

Vodafone is a leading global mobile operator with more than 400 million customers in 26 countries. Vodafone has more than 37 million customers in Germany. Vodafone is the world market leader in the M2M segment, especially in the Connected Car segment. Already 7.5 million cars are connected to Vodafone's Connected Car Platform. Vodafone is driving 5G development in international organizations such as NGMN, GSMA and 3GPP. In Germany, Vodafone and its partners have actively contributed to research in the automotive sector, e.g. in the CoCarX project and the CONVERGE project.


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Volkswagen AG

The Volkswagen Group consists of 12 independent brands from seven European countries. In the area of communication technologies, Volkswagen has particularly examined the communication of the vehicle with other vehicles (vehicle-to-vehicle) and the communication of vehicle and infrastructure (vehicle-to-infrastructure) (Sim TD; Converge, Famos I and II, etc.). This project focuses on high-density platooning research and the integration of IEEE 802.11p and 5G mobile radio. VW sees itself as a developer of requirements and use cases, protocols for coordinating driving manoeuvres and as an integrator. In addition, a test area and the heavy commercial vehicles will be made available for demonstration purposes and for a final demonstration.


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