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Ericsson gets green light for European 5GCAR project

Finally Ericsson  gets green light for european 5GCAR project.According to Ericsson, a consortium of several companies led by Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) was awarded the 5GCAR project on June 1, with the aim to develop an overall 5G system architecture that provides optimized end-to-end vehicle-to-everything (V2X) network connectivity for highly reliable and low-latency V2X services.

Twenty-one new projects have been retained out of 101 as part of phase 2 of the 5G Infrastructure Public Private Partnership (5G PPP), which was initiated by the EU Commission and industry manufacturers, telecommunications operators, service providers, SMEs and researchers.

The project represents a significant step towards the advent of 5G technology for connected vehicles. In phase 2 of the 5G PPP, the EU has allocated a budget of EUR 154 million for innovative projects such as 5GCAR, in different vertical sectors. The consortium will be eligible for funding in order to extend tests and ensure the safe deployment of the connected vehicle by 2020.

About Ericsson

Ericsson is a world leader in communications technology and services with headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden.

The organization consists of more than 111,000 experts who provide customers in 180 countries with innovative solutions and services.Net sales in 2016 were SEK 222.6 billion (USD 24.5 billion). The Ericsson stock is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and on NASDAQ in New York.

Project Objective


Main objectives within the 5GCAR project are:

  • Develop an overall 5G system architecture providing optimized end-to-end V2X network connectivity for highly reliable and low-latency V2X services, which supports security and privacy, manages quality-of-service and provides traffic flow management in a multi-RAT and multi-link V2X communication system.
  • Interworking of multi-RATs that allows embedding existing communication solutions and novel 5G V2X solutions.
  • Develop an efficient, secure and scalable sidelink interface for low-latency, high-reliability V2X communications.
  • Propose 5G radio-assisted positioning techniques for both vulnerable road users and vehicles to increase the availability of very accurate localization.
  • Identify business models and spectrum usage alternatives that support a wide range of 5G V2X services.
  • Demonstrate and validate the developed concepts and evaluate the quantitative benefits of 5G V2X solutions using automated driving scenarios in test sites.


Project Participants:

Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya
Centro Tecnológico de Automoción de Galicia
Chalmers University of Technology
King’s College London
PSA Group

Franck Bouetard, Head of Ericsson France, says: “The European funding granted to our 5GCAR project is a major step, as it will allow our initiative to further develop in order to meet the market needs by 2020. Having such projects in Europe is key in this worldwide race, as it will secure additional business and employment in the continent in the future.”

On June 14, Mikael Fallgren, Senior Researcher at Ericsson and 5GCAR project manager, will present in Finland the 5GCAR project, the Fifth Generation Communication Automotive Research and innovation.

The future of connectivity have just began, looking at the statues of Ericsson, I believe they have the right incentives and men to carryout this  project.What do you think?

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