Europe’s leading trade associations for the telecommunications and the automotive sectors, including the European Automobile Manufacturers Association, the European Association of Automotive Suppliers, GSMA, ETNO and ECTA, announced a project to test connected and automated driving.
The main objective is to “strengthen Europe’s leadership in connected and automated driving.”
The industry-led project will focus on use cases and test functionalities in three main areas: automated driving, road safety and traffic efficiency, and the digitalization of transport and logistics.
That will include testing of high-density platooning, cooperative collision avoidance, remote control parking, local-hazard warnings and traffic flow optimisation. High definition maps will be updated with a fast connection to the internet on phone or other mobile devices.
Safety, cyber-security and protection of personal data, quality of service and network latency, will be prioritised and addressed during the different use cases and functionalities’ testing.
A first phase, to run from 2017 until 2019, will feature tests on available communication technologies, such as LTE – Long-Term Evolution – (4G) technology.
A second phase, to run until 2021, will be based on both 4G and 5G networks.