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Connected Vehicle (V2X) of Tomorrow

Qualcomm CDMA Technologies GmbH,

Nordostpark 89, 90411 Nuremberg

Qualcomm's technologies powered the smartphone revolution and connected billions of people. We pioneered 3G and 4G – and now we are leading the way to 5G and a new era of intelligent, connected devices. Our products are revolutionizing industries, including automotive, computing, IoT, healthcare and data center, and are allowing millions of devices to connect with each other in ways never before imagined. Qualcomm Incorporated includes our licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of our patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, all of our engineering, research and development functions, and all of our products and services businesses, including, our QCT semiconductor business. For more information, visit Qualcomm’s website, OnQ blog, Twitter and Facebook pages.

For the ConVeX project, Qualcomm C-V2X platforms will be installed in Audi vehicles as well as Swarco Roadside Units (RSUs) using the Qualcomm® 9150 C-V2X solution to facilitate 3GPP Release 14 specifications compliant PC5-based direct communications, as well as Gigabit Class LTE Network connectivity for V2N use cases. The platform comes with integrated GNSS capability, and includes an application processor running the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) V2X stack. It is also capable to support other to be developed applications for advanced use cases.

Ericsson GmbH

Ericsson Allee 1

52134 Herzogenrath

Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society – a world leader in communications technology and services. Our long-term relationships with every major telecom operator in the world allow people, business and society to fulfill their potential and create a more sustainable future.

Our services, software and infrastructure – especially in mobility, broadband and the cloud – are enabling the telecom industry and other sectors to do better business, increase efficiency, improve the user experience and capture new opportunities. Furthermore, Ericsson gathered a lot of experience from previous & concurrent projects in the ITS-context (e.g. CoCar-X and CONVERGE) and in the 5G context (e.g. METIS II, 5GNetMobil, and 5GCAR).

In the consortium, Ericsson brings in expertise about deployment, configuration & usage of 3GPP networks, as well as about ITS solutions & best practices.

Ericsson drives the cloud-based sensor sharing use case in order to explore the possibilities provided by backend connectivity & centralized services, and will support other use cases of interest. Furthermore, a general technology benchmark is intended, in order to evaluate the applicability of different technologies to the ecosystem and ist challenges.

Logo Audi AG


Auto-Union-Straße 1

85045 Ingolstadt

Intelligent networking is a key for the future of the automobile. Already a leader in this area, Audi continues to expand its lead. The term Audi connect covers all applications and developments that connect an Audi with its driver, the internet, the infrastructure and other automobiles. Audi is putting the pedal to the metal in this field of technology, completely integrating the car of tomorrow into the digital world of the customer. 

Audi brings vehicle knowledge to the ConVex project and tests new functionalities of direct communication for later series production. The aim is, in addition to a comprehensive evaluation for the derivation of requirements also to make the functions tangible. He focus here is on new and innovative features that incorporate not only classic car-to-car scenarios but also internet-of-things approaches into a technology landscape in which 5G and direct communication is an available resource.

Kelterstraße 67

72669 Unterensingen

SWARCO TRAFFIC SYSTEMS GMBH deals with the intelligent management of urban and interurban traffic (e.g. traffic light controller, traffic computer, control centres, traffic management systems, dynamic signs, variable signage systems) as well as the processing of traffic-related projects on higher-level, interurban link roads. In the cooperative systems segment, STS already has over 10 years of experience with the automotive industry in EU funding projects and in the field of standardisation. Instances of the SWARCO dedication and expertise include the revision of the standard SPAT/MAP messages (SAE-J2735) as well as the application of CAM, DENM and IVI messages in project implementations such as ECo-AT, Testfeld Telematik, TEAM on the basis of 802.11p. The consistent further development / adaptation of the cooperative technology for the field of mobile-based communication and highly automated connected driving represents an integral part of what the SWARCO infrastructure has to offer.

SWARCO has been and remains actively involved in national and international standardisation and cooperative systems interest groups. Work on SAE, CEN and ETSI specifications and contributions to OCIT®, the DG MOCE C-ITS Platform and the Car-2-Car Communication Consortium resulted in current vehicle-infrastructure communication technologies in the form of SWARCO product expansions. For example, the Cooperative Roadworks Warning (DENM messages) and the transmission of dynamic sign information (IVI messages) were successfully tested in the ITS-Corridor ECo-AT project based on 802.11p transfer. SPAT/MAP messages for the transmission of the current signalling of a traffic light system was demonstrated in TEAM in Gothenburg and Athens and the application of a traffic light signal forecast for the TimeToGreen / GreenLightOptimalSpeedAdvisory services was demonstrated in several European locations. Based on this current state of technology and the standardisation, the application of the latest mobile technology in this project represents a further developmental step

Paul Ehrlich Str - 34

67663, Kaiserslautern

The Institute of Wireless Communications and Navigation (WICON) is part of the department of Electrical and Information Technology at Technical University of Kaiserslautern. The institute is chaired by Prof. Hans D Schotten and deals in a wide variety of research topics that includes emerging 5G ideas, its implementation and verticals. Specifically, the research is organized into three groups namely

  • 5G verticals for Automotive industry dealing with topics such as Network based Autonomous Driving, mobile eNB, V2X, Machine Learning etc.
  • Next Generation Wireless Systems including 5G, Cognitive Radio, M2M, Fixed Mobile Convergence, Architecture
  • Industrial Connectivity Solutions for Connected Industries, Wireless Industry Automation, Localization, Security and IoT

For the ConVeX project, TUKL has the following contributions

  • Propose and Develop hybrid V2X usecases that can be evaluated by simulations but not yet mature enough for testbed demonstration
  • Specification and Development of functional components (Traffic Simulation, Network Simulation) for evaluating the proposed ConVeX usecases (including hybrid usecases)
  • Performance evaluation of C-V2X technology with the ConVeX usecases
  • Modeling and Quantitative analysis of C-V2X Road Side Units
  • Feasibility analysis of integrating advanced 5G concepts such as Context Awareness, Network Slicing and Spectrum managements (with experience gained from 5G projects such as METIS I and II, 5G NORMA) into C-V2X technology