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What happened at the Digital Transport Days? 5G Strategic Deployment Agenda


On 9 October 2019, the European Commission and key stakeholders discussed 5G deployment for Connected and Automated Mobility (CAM) on the occasion of Digital Transport Days 2019 in Helsinki, organised by the Commission’s transport department and the Finnish Presidency. The three-day conference aimed at offering a European viewpoint on digital solutions for transport and mobility. The conference explored the latest developments in various fields such as data sharing or CAM, to help define and implement policies, as well as developing customer-oriented services.

Two sessions of the conference were dedicated to 5G for transport. The first one focused on the automotive sector. The purpose of this session was to report on potential use cases in the field of CAM and mobility solutions, based on large-scale 5G trials funded under Horizon 2020 programme. It also presented the views from different stakeholders who will be involved in the deployment and use of 5G corridors for CAM (e.g. telecom equipment suppliers/operators, carmakers and road operators). The purpose of the second session on 5G for CAM was to bring together user needs and mobility solutions based on 5G connectivity for various modes of transport. It complemented the session focusing on the automotive sector, and addressed other modes of transport that will ultimately benefit from 5G developments.

In summary, Europe set ambitious objectives for 5G deployment in the 5G Action Plan as well as for pan-European 5G Corridors for Connected and Automated Mobility (CAM) in its third Mobility Package. Read more about it here.

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