About this Research Topic
Cooperative, Connected and Automated Mobility (CCAM) holds a vast potential to reshape the way people and goods travel and move around the world. In CCAM scenarios, vehicles are well integrated in the transport system, taking advantage of its infrastructures and services. Fully automated driving could double existing road capacity by smoothing traffic flow, shifting freight transportation to off-peak hours, while smart traffic management can further increase efficiency and reduce congestion. The advantages in terms of traffic safety and user comfort are also clear, with high economic and societal benefits.
Mobile communication networks (5G and beyond) are a key enabler for CCAM applications, providing the advanced technologies needed to fulfill V2X requirements and pave the way towards connected and automated driving. This way, vehicles are able to communicate with each other and nearly everything around them, helping provide 360º non-line-of-sight awareness and improved predictability for enhanced road safety and autonomous driving. These technologies play a key role in the support of CCAM services, presenting essential features, such as low-latency communications, high bandwidth and service continuity, which are particularly important in safety-critical traffic situations.
Several automated mobility use cases are potential candidates to benefit from these advanced mobile networks technologies, such as cooperative overtake, highway lane merging, HD map updates, car and truck platooning, valet parking, urban environment driving, road user detection, vehicle remote control, see through application and media & entertainment services.
Hence, the purpose of this Research Topic is to publish high-quality research from both academic and industrial stakeholders and serve as an outlet for disseminating recent breakthroughs in advanced mobile networks technologies to support CCAM services. Original, high-quality contributions that are not yet published, submitted or not currently under review by other journals or peer-reviewed conferences are sought.
In the scope of CCAM applications, the topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- Vehicular communications (C-V2X, ITS-G5, IEEE 802.11bd, 5G NR V2X, VLC, mmWave, etc.);
- Beyond 5G networks;
- Network slicing and orchestration;
- Ultra-reliable low-latency and real-time communications;
- V2X session and service continuity;
- Roaming and inter-PLMN handover solutions;
- MEC architectures and applications;
- Security, privacy, and trust issues;
- Network simulations and modelling tools;
- Standardization issues;
- Field trials and results assessment.
- Hardware implementation and demonstration of 5G systems
- Resource management in 5G networks
Keywords: CCAM, Intelligent Transportation Systems, V2X, Connected Vehicles, Mobile Networks
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