First smart road with 5G in Spain: Cereixal tunnel

Specifically, Telefónica has collaborated with Nokia, Ineco, Stellantis, the Galician Automotive Technology Center (CTAG) and SICE. All this has been carried out throughout the framework of the 5G Galicia Pilot, promoted by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation by way of and by the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda. In flip, this program is co-financed with Feder funds for the event of 5G in Spain.

First tunnel in Spain related to vehicles

The undertaking has sensorized and supplied 5G protection to Cereixal tunnel on the A-6 (Lugo). This is a primary step in the direction of having a smart road that communicates with related autos. The tunnel chosen turns into the primary in Spain to have any such expertise, having the ability to ship info to drivers in regards to the climate situations on the exit, works, gradual automobile warnings, potential congestion, accident, road impediment, presence pedestrian, oncoming automobile or sudden braking. It additionally warns of the entry of an emergency automobile (ambulance, and many others.).

This is achieved by combining varied applied sciences and their particular capabilities, similar to C-V2X (mobile vehicle-to-everything), IoT (Internet of Things) sensorization and edge computing of the 5G community. This is mixed with sensors (opacimeter, sliding pavement, visibility, climate station) and cameras (DAI, thermals, harmful items detection, electrical automobile detection) to watch the tunnel. All the information is processed and warnings or alerts are issued for the related vehicles.

In relation to 5G antennas, they’re to cowl all of the sensors and cameras talked about in the earlier paragraph. Mercedes Fernandez, Innovation Manager at Telefónica Spain, defined that “Initiatives such because the launch of the Cereixal tunnel, which give intelligence to the road and facilitate assisted driving, enhance the knowledge accessible to the motive force to make choices and, subsequently, enhance road security. The nice connectivity capabilities of the 5G community, low latency, most reliability and excessive bandwidths represent a elementary pillar in the ecosystem of the related automotive that evolves from driving help to autonomous driving. “