The emergence of 5G technologies has created significant opportunities for transforming various industries, including transportation and mobility.
The European Commission has fully recognised the importance of 5G for future mobility solutions and embraced the deployment of 5G technologies including both network and direct communication in transport as a European public policy priority. To that end, a strategic partnership among transportation stakeholders is critical to fully achieve the objectives of the European Commission.
The mission of the 5G Strategic Deployment Agenda for Connected and Automated Mobility (5G SDA for CAM) is to explore the role of 5G as a catalyst to expedite the development of future mobility services and be strategic guidance to identify deployment priorities, optimal cooperation models and regulatory innovations.
In 2020, two versions of the 5G Strategic Deployment Agenda (SDA) for CAM were published:
- The 5G SDA for Road, facilitated by the 5G-PPP Automotive Working Group and the European Commission (DG CNECT) and endorsed by ACEA, CEDR, GSMA and the 5GAA. The document introduced a shared view and common baseline for road transportation systems. By leveraging 5G technologies, a 5G deployment framework for CAM will enable seamless communication between vehicles, infrastructure, and other relevant stakeholders, paving the way for enhanced safety, efficiency, and intelligent transportation systems on roads.
- The 5G Connectivity and Spectrum for Rail, produced by EIM and CER, with input provided by UIC, UNIFE/UNITEL and members of the European Rail industry. The document provides guidance and integrates necessary elements for deployment planning and CEF Digital funding of 5G mobile infrastructure and services along railway lines in order to implement Gigabit Train applications and Digital Rail Operations applications. It focuses on EU policy on railways, service requirements and technical building blocks, regulatory aspects, cooperation models and tentative deployment scenarios.
The GUIDE project and the 5G4CAM Working Group of the SNS JU have jointly created a 5G SDA for CCAM Task Force. In the coming 2 years, the Task Force plans to elaborate and release 2 new versions of this strategic document which will be delivered by the end of 2023 and 2024, respectively.
The objectives of the 5G SDA Task Force are:
- To analyse the first version of the SDA, identify and evolve from current gaps.
- To provide a more comprehensive understanding of the Cooperative, Connected and Automated Mobility (CCAM) market context including services and possible business models, relevant roadmaps, service requirements towards 5G, and consideration of the evolution of services demand, among others.
- To include the results, conclusions, and lessons learnt from relevant projects like the CEF 5G Corridors (inception studies and works).
- To integrate the commonalities among different transport modes.
- To foster impact in European initiatives (g. the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) programme as well as other EU funding programs, such as the Recovery and Resilience Facility instrument) as well as in the private sector.
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