The aim of the project 5G-CARMEN (5G for Connected and Automated Road Mobility in the European Union) is to design and develop a 5G digital corridor that will be applied on European roads in the future. The project, that will be coordinated by the Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK) of Trento, just obtained a total financing of 18,5 million euros: 14,9 from the European Union under the Horizon 2020 programme and 3,6 from the industrial partners of the project.

The improved management of road traffic and the connection between vehicles made possible by this innovative technology will help tackle challenges such as sustainability and security of mobility, advanced emergency management and environmental sustainability.

The project will cover 600 km of roads along the Munich-Bologna Corridor, that was identified by the European Union as one of the most important routes for the mobility of persons and goods across Europe. The project envisages the placement and the validation of 5G technologies in selected locations along the corridor and at borders areas.

The key factor will be the 5G technology, that as compared to the current 4G mobile network will allow for a greater speed of data exchange and for an improvement in response times of the network infrastructure. This development will in fact provide the means for the introduction of next generation connected, cooperative and automatized vehicles.

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