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Connected Vehicles

Making journeys safer, more efficient, and more fun

How do we make better use of our roads? 5G car connectivity enables vehicles to connect to each other, to the infrastructure, to network services, and to other road users such as cyclists and pedestrians. That means roads can be safer, faster, and more energy efficient. In-vehicle infotainment will make journeys more pleasant too. 

Nokia is a founding member of the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA). The 5GAA aims to bring automotive and telecommunications companies together to harmonize and accelerate the introduction of intelligent transport and communication solutions.

5G paves the future for Connected Vehicles

5G connected smart tunnel in Spain for assisted driving

As announced by Telefónica: the operator, in partnership with Nokia, Ineco, Stellantis, the CTAG (Automotive Technology Centre of Galicia) and SICE, has sensorised and given 5G coverage to the Cereixal tunnel on the A-6 (Lugo) of the road network of the Spanish Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, thus moving towards a smart road that communicates with connected vehicles and assists driving.

The smart tunnel, the first in Spain to be connected to vehicles, uses the specific capabilities for C-V2X (cellular vehicle-to-everything) vehicular communications and IoT (Internet of Things) sensorisation and edge computing of the 5G network to send information to drivers on the weather conditions at the exit, road works, warnings of slow vehicles, potential congestion, accidents, obstacles on the road, the presence of pedestrians, oncoming vehicles and sudden braking during their journeys through it, as well as warnings of the entry of emergency vehicles.

The initiative is being developed within the framework of the 5G Galicia Pilot promoted by the Spanish Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation through for the development of this technology in Spain by means of a public call for applications for aid co-financed by the ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) in partnership with the Spanish Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda.

Connected 5G

Seizing the opportunity

In new research, consumers and enterprises reveal the value and opportunities they see for 5G

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