WeC5 – Vehicular and Industrial Communication Trials

Wednesday, 19 June 2019, 14:00-15:30, Room 5


Session Chair:John Davies (BT, United Kingdom (Great Britain))


5G Connected and Automated Driving: Use Cases and Technologies in Cross-border Environments

Dirk Hetzer (T-Systems, Germany); Maciej Mühleisen (Ericsson Research, Germany); Apostolos Kousaridas (Huawei Technologies, Germany); Jesus Alonso-Zarate (Centre Tecnologic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya – CTTC, Spain)
The vision of cooperative, connected and automated mobility (CCAM) along Europe can only be realized when harmonized solutions that support cross-border traffic exist. The possibility of providing CCAM services along different countries when vehicles traverse various national borders has a huge innovative business potential. However, the seamless provision of connectivity and the uninterrupted delivery of realtime services along borders also pose technical challenges which 5G technologies promise to solve. The situation is particularly challenging given the multi-country, multi-operator, multi-telco vendor, multi-car-manufacturer, and cross-generation scenario of any cross-border layout. Motivated by this, the 5GCroCo project, with a total budget of 17 million euro and partially funded by the European Commission, aims at validating 5G technologies in the Metz-Merzig-Luxembourg cross-border corridor, traversing the borders between France, Germany and Luxembourg. 5GCroCo validation will focus on three use cases: 1) tele-operated driving, 2) high definition map generation and distribution for automated vehicles, and 3) Anticipated Cooperative Collision Avoidance. The results will help reduce the uncertainties associated with eV2X communications across borders in Europe in preparation of commercial 5G deployment.

Evaluation of LiDAR Data Processing at the Mobile Network Edge for Connected Vehicles

Olli Mämmelä and Tiia Ojanperä (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland); Jukka Mäkelä (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, Finland); Ossi Martikainen (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland); Jani Väisänen (Unikie Ltd., Finland)
The next generation mobile technology, 5G, together with edge computing will create new opportunities for developing novel road safety services for supporting connected and automated driving. This paper studies the feasibility and benefits of localized mobile network edge applications for supporting vehicles in diverse conditions. In our network centric approach, the vehicle sensor data processing required by the road safety services is installed into the mobile network edge instead of the vehicles carrying the sensors. This may be necessary due to vehicle processing capacity limitations or business reasons. Specifically, we focus on a LiDAR data based obstacle warning case, in which vehicles receive obstacle warnings from the mobile network edge. We conduct experimental evaluation both in a real vehicle testbed environment and in a laboratory setting. As a result, we obtain first insights on the feasibility of the overall solution and further enhancements needed.

Monitoring Resilience in a Rook-managed Containerized Cloud Storage System

Louis Baumann and Stefan Benz (Abraxas, Switzerland); Leonardo Militano and Thomas Michael Bohnert (Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland)
Distributed cloud storage solutions are currently gaining high momentum in industry and academia. The enterprise data volume growth and the recent tendency to move as much as possible data to the cloud is strongly stimulating the storage market growth. In this context, and as a main requirement for cloud native applications, it is of utmost importance to guarantee resilience of the deployed applications and the infrastructure. Indeed, with failures frequently occurring, a storage system should quickly recover to guarantee service availability. In this paper, we focus on containerized cloud storage, proposing a resilience monitoring solution for the recently developed Rook storage operator. While, Rook brings storage systems into a cloud-native container platform, in this paper we design an additional module to monitor and evaluate the resilience of the Rook-based system. Our proposed module is validated in a production environment, with software components generating a constant load and a controlled removal of system elements to evaluate the self-healing capability of the storage system. Failure recovery time revealed to be 41 and 142 seconds on average for a 32GB and a 215GB object storage device respectively.

Vertical Industries Requirements Analysis & Targeted KPIs for Advanced 5G Trials

Konstantinos Trichias (WINGS ICT Solutions, Greece); Tilemachos Doukoglou and Velissarios Gezerlis (OTE, Greece); Nikos Kostopoulos (Ericsson Hellas SA, Greece); Nikos Vrakas and Marios Bougioukos (NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS HELLAS SA, Greece); Rodolphe Legouable (Orange, France)
Just before the commercial roll-out of European 5G networks, 5G trials in realistic environments have been recently initiated all around Europe, as part of the Phase 3 projects of 5GPPP H2020 program [1]. The goal is to showcase 5G’s capabilities and to convince stakeholders about its value-adding business potential. The approach is to offer advanced 5G connectivity to real vertical industries and showcase how it enables them to overcome existing 4G network limitation and other long-standing issues. The 5G EVE H2020 5GPPP project [2] offers cutting-edge 5G end-to-end facilities (in 4 countries) to diversified vertical industry experimenters. The objective is to understand the needs of prominent industries across Europe and to offer tailor-made 5G experience to each and every one of them. This paper contributes to the understanding of vertical services needs, by offering a thorough and concise vertical requirements analysis methodology, including an examination of the 4G limitations. It also provides real-life values for the targeted KPIs of 3 vertical sectors namely Smart Industry (4.0), Smart Cities / Health and Smart Energy, while assisting market roll-out by prioritizing their connectivity needs.

Remote Control Demonstrator Development in 5G Test Network

Mikko Uitto (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, Finland); Mika Hoppari (VTT, Finland); Tapio Heikkilä (Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland); Antti Anttonen (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland); Aarne O Mämmelä (VTT, Finland); Pekka Isto (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, Finland)
This paper introduces the practical measurements regarding delay, jitter and throughput committed in conjunction with the remote control demonstrator development using 5G test network. The results gathered from the extensive evaluation using the 5G, LTE-A and WLAN wireless technologies not only strengthen the remote control demonstrator test bed, but also validate the improved 5G performance suitable for remote operations. The measurements using the first prototype of 5G radio technology enable as low as 1 ms radio link delay reducing the delay significantly compared to current WLAN and LTE-A technologies. During the ongoing 5G standardization, automation and remote control systems are one of the use cases due to low delay networking in 5G, which enable a wide range of possibilities to operate from a distance. For better understanding and planning the transition from current wireless network technologies to 5G, it is essential to identify the current performance of the existing wireless network technologies especially in comparison to network delay that is a crucial factor in remote control scenarios.