5G-ROUTES Overall Project Objective:

To conduct advanced field trials of most representative and innovative CAM applications seamlessly functioning across a designated 5G cross-border corridor (‘Via Baltica-North’) spanning across 3 EU member states borders (Latvia-Estonia-Finland) in order to validate the latest 5G features and 3GPP specifications under realistic conditions, so as to accelerate the widespread deployment of 5G E2E interoperable CAM ecosystems and services in digitised motorways, railways and shipways throughout Europe.

To achieve the overall project’s objective, the following eight (8) key interdisciplinary implementation objectives have been defined, which are SMART, i.e. Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time bound.

Objective 1

Innovative use cases defined with key industry experts: To develop innovative and commercially exploitable CAM use cases for automotive, railway and maritime sectors within the cross-border context.

Objective 2

Requirements analysis elaboration: To analyse the technical and business requirements for the use cases to enable extensive large-scale CAM field trials in the ‘Via Baltica-North’ 5G corridor.

Objective 3

Enabling Technologies: To advance and optimise the enabling technologies using AI for the reliable, seamless and uninterrupted delivery of interoperable CAM services across borders.

Objective 4

Infrastructure development, integration & setup: To leverage and upgrade key assets from previous results and commercial products; to integrate the technological enablers in an end-to end CAM ecosystem, to setup the 5G corridor and to facilitate lab and large-scale field trial validation.

Objective 5

Field Trials Validation: To demonstrate the potential and the user value in advanced CAM deployments at cross-border areas, by characterising and optimising 5G technologies at both lab tests and large-scale trials, so as to validate applicable standards and key target KPIs thus boosting the confidence for wide adoption of interoperable CAM services in Europe.

Objective 6

Exploitation & Innovation Management: To develop and validate the business models of advanced CAM use cases that can be offered on top of existing services in a multi cross-border 5G operator environment, demonstrating benefits from potential operational cost reductions and new revenue generation streams. To protect EU IP and ensure long-term economic sustainability.

Objective 7

Contribution to Standardisation: To identify and validate applicable standards as well as provide rationalised contribution to key standardisation bodies so as to sustain standardisation in the telecom and automotive sectors within the CAM context. To promote a proactive and joint approach through consortium partners, members of pre-standardisation bodies and fora (e.g. 5G-PPP, 5G-AA, IETF, NGMN, UIC) and Standards Developing Organisations (SDOs), such as 3GPP, ITU-T, IEEE SA, ETSI, CEN, ISO, ONF suggesting specific planning actions and contributions for the 2nd and subsequent phases of 5G standardisation, so that they can be taken into consideration in future releases (e.g. 3GPP Rel.18) to maximise impact on standardisation.

Objective 8

Scale-up: To ensure long-term success through wide dissemination of the project’s results; to exploit synergies with other 5G-PPP projects and 5G CAM initiatives; to actively contribute to the 5G Action Plan strategic initiative with results from 5G technologies validation in CAM trials for the benefit of the European 5G, automotive, railways, maritime, transport & logistics industries, the university education and training of young and other professionals.