Vicomtech participates in 5G-IANA, the new European project that accelerates the creation and commercialization of automotive applications based on 5G smart grids


The first virtual meeting between consortium members that took place on 16th of June 2021marked the official start of the new European Project 5G-IANA. 5G-IANA is an EU funded project focused on providing agents of the automotive and mobility sectors an open 5G intelligent experimentation platform. This platform will enable companies to develop, implement and test their automotive services as well as to accelerate their development prior to the commercialization phase. 

The AOEP (Automotive Open Experimental Platform) platform, the objective of this project, will consist of a complete set of hardware and software resources that will make up an advanced communications IT infrastructure applied to transport and that will take advantage of 5G intelligent networks potential. It will be coupled with an enhanced NetApp Toolkit tailored to the mobility sector, available to all companies and agents of the value chain. 5G-IANA will put at the disposal of these users secured and standardized APIs for accelerating the production stage of new services.

Within the framework of this project, different virtualization technologies will be investigated and developed for enabling the deployment of the end-to-end network services across different domains (vehicles, road infrastructure, MEC nodes and cloud resources).

5G-IANA will be demonstrated through seven automotive-related use cases in two 5G testbeds. Validation scenarios will be the following: remote driving; manoeuvres coordination for autonomous driving; virtual bus tour; AR content delivery for vehicular networks; parking circulation and high-risk driving hotspot detection; network status monitoring; and situational awareness in cross border road tunnel accidents.

The disruptive approach of the project intends to go beyond technological development and exploit obtained results from these demonstration activities.  

As regards commercialisation of services, 5G-IANA will perform a multi-stakeholder cost-benefit analysis that will identify and validate market conditions for innovative commercial models focusing on (their) sustainability. These models will support a long-term roadmap towards the generalization of 5G based innovative services. This project is part of the strategy for the pan-European deployment of 5G as a key advanced Automotive services enabler.

Vicomtech makes part of this ambitious project and will assume the responsibility of leading data monitoring and processing. Additionally, it will be involved in the technical tasks related to the NetApp Toolkit development and will also lead dissemination and exploitation activities. Vicomtech will bring its expertise on streaming and coding standards and its great wealth of knowledge on autonomous driving technologies. It will implement its services based on Artificial Vision, Advanced Display Systems, Knowledge Engineering and Advance Algorithm. Vicomtech puts at the disposal of the project its extensive infrastructure including an Autonomous Vehicle and an Interactive Digital TV Laboratory.

The project that started in June 2021 and will run for three years, brings together 16 partners including telecom operators and vendors, technology companies, research institutes & universities and SMEs in the tech & automotive industry, from 8 European Countries. The project’s budget amounts to €7.6 million, of which €6 million comes from the EU research & innovation programme H2020 (ICT-41-2020: 5G innovations for verticals with third party services)

The 5G-IANA consortium: Institute of communication and computer systems (ICCS), Nokia Solutions and Networks GMBH & CO KG, Universitaet Ulm, Fondazione Links – Leading Innovation & Knowledge for Society, Vicomtech, Telekom Slovenije DD, Ubitech Limited, Hit Hypertech Innovations LTD, Bylogix SRL, FS COM, Nextworks, 5G Communications for Future Industry Verticals, Incites Consulting, Oseven Single Member Private Company, Cognitive Innovations Private Company, Internet Institute, Communications Solutions and Consulting Ltd.

5G IANA has received financing from the Research and Innovation Programme Horizon 2020 of the European Union in virtue of Grant Agreement No. 101016427


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