5GCroCo (2018-2021)

5GCroCo –
5G Cross Border Control

The possibility of providing connected, cooperative and autonomous mobility (CCAM) services along different countries when vehicles traverse various national borders has a huge innovative business potential. However, the seamless provision of connectivity and the uninterrupted delivery of services along borders also poses interesting technical challenges. The situation is particularly challenging given the multi-country, multi-operator, multi-telco-vendor, and multi-vehicle-OEM scenario of any cross-border layout. Motivated by this, 5GCroCo brings together a strong consortium from both, European automotive and mobile communications industries, with the explicit support of road traffic authorities and the respective national governments (through letters of support), to develop innovation at the intersection of these two industrial sectors. The aim is to define a successful path towards the provision of CCAM services along cross-border scenarios and reduce the uncertainties of a real 5G cross-border deployment.

GCroCo will trial 5G technologies in the cross-border corridor along France, Germany and Luxembourg (Metz-Merzig-Luxembourg). In addition, 5GCroCo also aims at defining new business models that can be built on top of this unprecedented connectivity and service provisioning capacity. Ultimately, 5GCroCo will impact relevant standardization bodies from the telco and automotive industries.

Key figures

  • 24 partners from 7 European Countries
  • 3 CCAM key use cases to be demonstrated
    • Tele Operated Driving
    • High Definition map generation and distribution
    • Anticipated Cooperative Collision Avoidance

European stakeholders involved

  • 3 Leading telco equipment vendors
  • 3 Mobile Network Operators of the 3 corridor countries
  • 3 Road Traffic Authorities of the 3 corridor countries
  • 4 Automotive OEMs
  • 1 Automotive tier-1 Supplier
  • SMEs and Academia
  • Explicit Support from governments of France, Germany and Luxembourg

Innovation focused on

  1. 5G Technology features
    • Cross border/MNO/vendor 5G operation
    • Mobile Edge Computing (MEC)
    • MEC-enabled Distributed Computing
    • New Radio
    • Network Slicing
    • Predictive QoS
    • Improved Positioning
  2. New business models
  3. Regulation
  4. Standardization (3GPP, ISO, ETSI, SAE, …)
  5. Focus on
    • Cross-border
    • Cross-telco-vendor
    • Cross-automotive-OEM
    • Cross-MNOs

The first 5GCroCo video is already available in youtube: https://youtu.be/CM5mtdAop4o

The 2019 edition of the European 5G Annual Journal has just been released and 5GCroCo is part of it (page 88):

More information can be found on the project website.

Project duration

2018-11-01 until 2021-10-31

Funded by

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement number 825050.