Project in Focus: 5G CARMEN

The 5GCARMEN project aims at implementing connected, automated road transport on the Bologna-Munich corridor (600 km, across three EU countries). In the project, 5G mobile networks were used to connect vehicles to each other and to the infrastructure, supporting safer, greener, and more intelligent mobility. In this context, 5GCARMEN provides a platform for vehicles to exchange speed, position, intended trajectories and manoeuvres, enabling cooperative, connected, and automated mobility (CCAM).

The project held its final event on 22 June 2022, showing the outcomes of an automated driving pilot. In this demonstration, vehicles with assisted driving functions were connected using a 5G mobile network. Two Stellantis-CRF vehicles demonstrated cooperative driving and lane-change manoeuvres across Italy, Austria and Germany borders. A centralized connected and automated lane change was tested with three BMW vehicles across the border between Germany and Austria.

You can find more information on the project website:

The recording of the demonstration event is available here:

This project is co-funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 825012

Project facts:    
Start: Duration: Budget: Public funding: Website:
November 2018 44 months €18.5 million €15 million
Partners: Coordinator: BRUNO KESSLER Foundations

EUCAR members: BMW Group, Stellantis-CRF

Partners: Autostrada del Brennero, D-Telekom, INWIT, NEC, Nokia, Qualcomm, SWARCO, TIM, T-Mobile, CommAgility, CyberLens, DriveSec, Eight Bells, WINGS ICT, PIIU, CEA-LETI, CNIT, IMEC, UniBol, Uni Valencia, Virtual Vehicle, High Tech Marketing.