Connected Car MEC Trials Conclude in Europe


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A project funded by the Bavarian Ministry for Economic Affairs to gain insights into the value of multi-access edge computing (MEC) for connected driving have concluded with “ambiguous, yet promising” results, according to Mobile Europe.

Continental, Deutsche Telekom, Fraunhofer ESK, MHP and Nokia all participated in the study, testing a number of different use cases in a real-world environment such as being on public roads and in a commercial cellular network with many parallel users.  Tests included an emergency warning, an end-of-traffic jam warning, a variable speed limit assistant and HD maps. 

The findings of the study came to the conclusion MEC is a key enabling technology for connected driving, particularly for driving safety.

Alexander Lautz, Senior Vice President 5G, Deutsche Telekom, said, “The project results validate the performance of edge computing over our 4G networks as a potential enabler for automotive cases that require low latency and ultra-high reliability. Going forward, we will continue to collaborate with partners in the automotive sector on the evolution of the technology and its application in connected and automated driving solutions that will deliver the best driving experience.”

March 26, 2019

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