5G for Cooperative & Connected Automated Mobility

5G-MOBIX is co-financed by the European Commission within the framework of the Horizon 2020 Programme, bringing together 55 partners from 10 countries. It develops and tests automated vehicle functionalities using 5G core technological innovations along multiple cross-border corridors and urban trial sites across Europe.


Connected and automated driving offers many safety and comfort related benefits and solutions for the society, but there are still significant technological and organizational issues to be addressed for fully connecting and automating vehicles. 

In the era of connected and automated mobility (CAM), the vehicles and the road infrastructures become part of a complex vehicular ecosystem where communication between vehicles, infrastructure and the cloud is essential. 

Therefore, unlocking the true potential of automated driving requires vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications based on a reliable, robust and pervasive wireless network and innovation in CAM functionalities on the vehicle to assess what works, when it will work and, most importantly, when it can be mass deployed.


5G-MOBIX aims to develop and evaluate automated vehicle functionalities using 5G core technological innovations along two cross-border corridors and six urban trial sites across the EU, Türkiye, China and Korea. The trials allow the assessment of the benefits of 5G for connected and automated mobility (CAM) applications such as cooperative overtake, highway lane merging, truck platooning, remote driving and vehicle Quality of Service support. 

At each of the trial sites in 5G-MOBIX, various 5G features, protocols, and scenarios are tested under diverse traffic, network coverage, and service demand conditions, as well as considering the inherently distinct legal, business, and social aspects. Their performance is evaluated in the context of (1) cross-border issues, i.e., challenges towards seamless cross-border CAM functionality over 5G, ranging from telecommunication infrastructure, application security, to privacy and regulatory issues; and (2) the most promising solutions identified to address these. The 5G-MOBIX initiative’s holistic view on evaluation considers a wide range of technical aspects (from radio, network, up to application level), inter-playing impact factors, as well as alternative approaches to specific technical solutions.

In collaboration with the DAI-Labor of TU Berlin, Valeo and Vicomtech, GT-ARC contributes to the project with the German trial site in Berlin, where 5G supported CCAM protocols and solutions are developed and trialed for the platooning and collaborative perception use cases, before their final deployment and testing at the Spain-Portugal cross-border corridor.


From 01.11.2018 to 30.09.2022


automated vehicles, automated mobility, 5G core technology


Dr. Fikret Sivrikaya
E-MAIL fikret.sivrikaya@gt-arc.com

Sebastian Peters
E-MAIL sebastian.peters@gt-arc.com