Evaluation platform for 5G vehicular communications

Authors

Jose Santa (Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena), Konstantinos V. Katsaros (Institute of Communication and Computer Systems), Luis Bernal-Escobedo (University of Murcia), Sadeq Zougari (AKKA), Marta Miranda (CTAG), Oscar Castañeda (DEKRA), Benoit Dalet (AKKA), AngelosAmditis (Institute of Communication and Computer Systems)

Journal: Vehicular Communications, Volume 38, December 2022 (published online: 17 October 2022)

Abstract

Cellular vehicle to everything (C-V2X) communications is presented as the cornerstone for next-generation connected vehicles. C-V2X can support efficient vehicle to vehicle and vehicle to infrastructure data transmission, and is said to be a key enabler of cooperative connected and automated mobility (CCAM). Performance of 5G New Radio (5G-NR) is expected to address bandwidth and delay requirements of services for autonomous vehicles. This work focuses on evaluating real 5G deployments (including 5G-NR) of network operators in CCAM scenarios, with particular emphasis on cross-border settings and service continuity under inter-operator handovers. The paper presents an evaluation platform to gather cross-layer measurements, homogenise results, perform comparative assessment of figures of merit, and calculate network and CCAM key performance indicators (KPIs).

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