IEEE 5G for CAM Vertical Summit 2021 Connected and Automated Mobility

In the context of the European 5G Action Plan, the mobility vertical, spanning road, rail, water ways and coastal maritime, including a multi-modality component, has been singled out as a driver of the European Single Digital Market.

The main societal objectives of Connected and Automated Mobility (CAM) are Safer Rides (enhanced road safety), More Efficient Rides (lower emissions and reduced congestion) and Connected Rides (infotainment).

But the impact of CAM on jobs and growth, as well as on global competitiveness, will be paramount. This will be achieved by building a complete ecosystem around infrastructure, equipment and services on top of 5G advanced connectivity, whilst mutualizing the huge investments in mobile and fixed broadband.
Considerable effort and funding (from Horizon 2020) has been put into large-scale testing and validation, and even pre-deployment, of 5G namely in cross-border segments of Trans-European Transport Corridors. The objective is now to move towards large-scale deployment across the Continent.

This 5G for CAM vertical summit will bring together a variety of EU-funded projects and from around the world in the area of CAM, to share their experiences and present results with a view towards deployment. As Horizon 2020 is open to International participation, the event will also provide an opportunity to address a broader global perspective.

Experts speakers from primarily industry will be invited to 3 sessions of 90 min to address following topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Connected and Automated Mobility

  • Technological Issues
    • 3GPP releases and equipment timelines
    • Synchronization of Networks
    • Latency requirements
    • Service Continuity
    • CAM and other traffic per vehicle
    • MEC availability
    • 5G connectivity for ITS instrumentation
    • IP Routing and Multi-homing
  • Advanced Applications and Services
    • Different Classes of Services
    • Impact of legacy Systems
  • Economic Factors
    • Cooperative Business Models
    • Neutral Hosts
    • Exploiting Right-of-way
    • Cost of connectivity
    • User ownership
    • Pricing on top of non-CAM services: Flat rate vs pay-per-use (or per km)

Legal and Regulatory

  • 5G Coverage Conditions
  • Spectrum availability, including experimental licences
  • GDPR
  • Access to Data
  • Data Ownership

Security and Privacy

  • Autonomous vehicle security, including the contribution of artificial intelligence
  • Privacy-enhancing Technologies

Availability, Reliability and Liability

Deployment issues

  • Rural / Low-population density areas
  • Cross-border corridors
  • Evolutionary Deployments; medium- to long-term plans
  • Scalability issues

Financing issues

  • Infrastructure investments (road/rail, vehicles and telecom backbone, including fibre)
  • Coordination and Co-investment
  • Institutional facilitation



Jorge Pereira

Dr. Jorge Pereira has been with the European Commission since 1996, becoming Principal Scientific Officer in 2005. He works, since 2016, in the area of Future Connectivity Systems, focusing on 5G and beyond, being responsible for the areas of Advanced Spectrum Management; optical-wireless convergence; Connected and Automated Mobility; and Public Protection and Disaster Relief.
He obtained the Engineering and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Lisbon, Portugal in 1983 and 1987, respectively, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering-Systems from the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, in 1993.


Latif Ladid

Latif LADID, Founder & President, IPv6 FORUM ( ); Member of 3GPP PCG (Board) (; IEEE 5G World Forum founding co-chair, Emeritus Trustee, Internet Society – ISOC (; IPv6 Ready & Enabled Logos Program Board (; Chair, ETSI IPE/IPv6 Industry Specification Group; Member of Future Internet Forum EU Member States (representing the Luxembourg government).


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