Autonomous driving, test between Italy, Austria and Germany completed successfully


The results of a pilot project on autonomous driving were shown today. 5G Carmen , financed by the European Commission to the Bruno Kessler foundation, which coordinated it, used 5G to make & quot; converse & quot; among them the functions of autonomous and assisted driving of the vehicles. It did so by exploiting one of the main advantages of the new networks compared to the previous generation ones, namely the low latency that is; fundamental in contexts such as that of transport where in the time of a blink of an eye it can & ograve; change everything.

Thanks to 5G, to the Edge Computing infrastructure implemented by the operators involved in the project, TIM, Magenta and Deutsche Telekom, to the technological participation of Nokia, Qualcomm, NEC and INWIT, and to the collaboration with the road operator A22 Autostrada del Brennero, innovative vehicle automation functions have been developed using 5G as a sensor of the traffic environment, so to extend the capabilities; of vehicle automation from level 2 up to level 4.

The tests were conducted not only within each country, but from Italy to 39; Austria and from Austria to Germany . The cross-border scenarios are among the most & ugrave; demanding for continuity; mobile network signal, and 5G is no exception: 5G Carmen highlighted continuity; of service that manages to guarantee to motorists who move from one country to another, providing connectivity & agrave; in roaming to users with the same quality standard of the service you can & ograve; use in your country.

STELLANTIS VEHICLES AND BMW AT WORK IN THE 5G HALLWAY Two vehicles of the Stellantis group have demonstrated in the field that they can and know how to perform coordinated maneuvers and lane changes using connected, assisted and automated driving along the 5G corridor and on the borders between Italy and Austria and between Austria and Germany. Overseas the tests are more & ugrave; numerous and convincing, Europe & # 39; egrave; remained more prudent but some concrete experimentation begins to be seen also by us.

The maneuvers were made possible by the remarkable perception that the vehicle (and the system that processes the data and manages it) has of the surrounding world, therefore speed parameters; and position of the vehicle itself in relation to the others, with the help of on-board sensors. The sharing of sensor data with surrounding vehicles takes place thanks to the 5G network and cellular Vehicle-to-Everything communication or, briefly, C-V2X .

A lane change centralized, connected and automated & egrave; It was also tested at the Kufstein border, between Germany and Austria. Three BMW vehicles sent their position, speed; and the intention to carry out a lane change maneuver via a 5G network to a BMW Maneuvring Service that monitors the state of the traffic, manages the distance between vehicles, and processes the speed; recommended for all of them and determines the most important moment; suitable for performing a lane change.

5G Carmen represents a milestone for the evolution of connected and automated vehicles, said Matteo Gerosa, coordinator of the project. The Bruno Kessler Foundation & egrave; very proud to lead this important consortium, to which the European Commission has entrusted the task of creating one of the main 5G digital corridors for the future of smart mobility . The real added value of the 5G-CARMEN project is; was the synergy and the skills put into the system: companies and research centers worked side by side for the construction and development of the new business scenario for the future mobility ecosystem; digital and intelligent transport system enabled by connectivity; 5G and Edge-Cloud infrastructure.

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