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A Holistic Communication Network for Efficient Transport and Enhanced Driving via Connected Cars

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Growing markets and novel technologies for cooperative and integrated vehicular communication are offering excellent opportunities for innovative business and coordinated research and standardization worldwide. Network operators as well as manufacturers of cars and devices for automotive connectivity are heading towards a next generation ecosystem in framework of 5G permitting to provide a bunch of new applications. These shall contribute to improved traffic safety by reduction of number of accidents or even their avoidance, to a higher level of traffic efficiency by enabling better road utilization and reduced traffic congestion, to a significant reduction in energy consumption and CO2-emission, and to increased comfort for both drivers and passengers in cars. Such a vision can only be achieved by 5G-enabled connectivity and cooperation between vehicles and infrastructure on basis of a convergent, reliable, secure, and robust communications network that will enable real-time traffic control support.

This paper reports on the approach selected by project 5G NetMobil to enable a reliable, secure, and robust connectivity between vehicles, other road users, and infrastructure for real-time applications of a cooperative intelligent transport system, forming a new kind of traffic and transport-related community.


  • 5G
  • Automotive
  • Connected car
  • Intelligent transport system
  • Integrated communication network

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The authors would like to thank all members/partners of 5G NetMobil project for the productive cooperation.

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von Hugo, D., Eichler, G., Rosowski, T. (2019). A Holistic Communication Network for Efficient Transport and Enhanced Driving via Connected Cars. In: Lüke, KH., Eichler, G., Erfurth, C., Fahrnberger, G. (eds) Innovations for Community Services. I4CS 2019. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 1041. Springer, Cham.

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