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5GAA partnered with ETSI and DEKRA to showcase C-V2X Interoperability

Escrito por Redacción TNI el 19/04/2022 a las 19:22:47

The 5G Automotive Association (5GAA) proudly partnered again with ETSI for their third C-V2X  Plugtests™ event hosted by DEKRA at its Automobil Test Center in Klettwitz, Germany, from March 28th to April 1st. The testing activities resulted in high levels of interoperability and allowed to validate the understanding of the standards. 5GAA organised a series of demonstrations to showcase these successes following its workshop on “C-V2X Interoperability and Deployment” on March 31st.

5GAA has proudly partnered again with the European Telecommunications Standard Institute (ETSI) for the third ETSI C-V2X Plugtests™. The tests took place from March 28th to April 1st event at the Klettwitz (Germany) Automobil Test Center of the 5GAA Member DEKRA. The activities enabled On-Board-Units (OBUs), Roadside-Units (RSUs) and public key infrastructure (PKIs) vendors to run interoperability test sessions to assess the level of interoperability of their implementation and validate the understanding of the standards. The testing activities have been concluded with a high success rate for the preliminary tests, showing an extremely positive level of multi-vendor interoperability.

In addition, on March 31st, 5GAA organised a workshop on “C-V2X Interoperability and Deployment”, gathering key players of the C-V2X ecosystem, including governmental entities and companies, to discuss the future of C-V2X for the automotive industries and the role of certification for the deployment of the technology, concluding with an insightful panel discussion. The Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt) provided great insights on collaboration amongst the key stakeholders (policy-makers, industries, research institutes, etc.) and the 2050 CCAM Roadmap. The leading organisation for product testing and certification, DEKRA, shed light on the impact of certification for the 5G Automotive as well as how it is developed. T-Systems gave an overview on how 5G Mobile edge computing enables various C-ITS Services, and Vodafone presented its – recently announced – Safer Transport for Europe Platform (STEP). 

“The long-standing collaboration between the 5G Automotive Association, ETSI and DEKRA is extremely valuable for our association and our work to accelerate C-V2X deployment,” concluded Maxime Flament, 5GAA CTO, “the technology is constantly evolving, and events like this are the greatest opportunity to strengthen ecosystem cooperation, stimulate global implementation and commercial availability.” 

Interoperability Demonstrations

Following the workshop, the attendees were invited to join Vodafone, Commsignia, CTAG and Allbesmart on DEKRA’s outside testing area to witness various interoperability demonstrations. You can find short descriptions of the demonstrations below:  


  • Vodafone worked with Commsignia to demonstrate the interoperability between the Vodafone Safer Transport for Europe Platform (STEP) and three different Android OS and Apple iOS applications, and three different MNO SIMs. 

*  APP1 developed in house (Vodafone Demo, used for technical internal testing and showcase)

*  APP2 was developed in house in conjunction with a 3rd party (Vodafone Driving Academy)

*. APP3 was developed by a 3rd party (Eloy Drive)

  • CTAG showcased the generation of the events for their Road-Side Unit (RSU) and the reception in the On-Board Unit (OBU). The events have been shown on a tablet running an Android App and performed use cases on Road Works Warning, Time To Green, In-Vehicle Signage, Traffic Jams Warning and Hazard On The Road Warning. 
  • Allbesmart demonstrated its C-ITS platform integrated into a Cohda Wireless MK6c RSU, being able to issue events with minimal configuration and check on the health status of the Road-side Unit. An on-board application on a tablet allowed to visualise the messages with regard to the use cases on Road Works Warning, Traffic Jams Warning and Hazard On The Road Warning. 
  • Commsignia, the company developing C-ITS solutions for automotive and smart city, partnered up with Allbesmart to demonstrate the use cases On Intersection Collision Risk Warning and Longitudinal Collision Risk Warning. For the demo, they used Commisignia’s C-V2X OBU interoperating with Cohda C-V2X OBU provided by Allbesmart.