VODAFONE 5G MOBILITY LAB - THE FUTURE OF DRIVING
The 5G Mobility Lab combines the latest mobile radio technology with varied track elements to create a mobility and test environment of a special kind for you. With our cooperation partner, the Aldenhoven Testing Center, we cordially invite you to experience the future of driving and work together with us.
How to benefit from the 5G Mobility Lab
> You can test the interaction of your automotive solutions with a heterogeneous test network in challenging mobility scenarios.
> You can use state-of-the-art mobile technologies - even before they are available in the live network.
> Parallel to our test network, you can also test in our live network - under realistic network conditions.
> You drive on a unique automotive research, development and testing site. You experience the future of driving with us.
The future of driving - already possible today
The crossing of the future
Cars will look around the corner and even see what is invisible to the driver - for example, the intersecting, covert traffic from the right. This avoids accidents and optimises the traffic flow. Even pedestrians who suddenly approach between parked cars and cross the road are often visible to motorists far too late. With mobile technology, cars will know at an early stage when a pedestrian hidden behind a parked car approaches the street. Thanks to this information, the car brakes automatically and has already stopped when the pedestrian runs on the street.
Every second counts when ambulances with seriously injured people are on their way to the hospital. Especially important is the right of way for emergency vehicles. With mobile radio, the blue light is almost superfluous. Because ambulances also communicate with traffic lights. These switch to "green wave" for the rescue vehicles and to red for the cross traffic. These scenarios are to be tested here with the LTE V2X technology.
The highway of the future
Trucks on the road block the view to the front by their sheer size and make overtaking dangerous. But with mobile technology, cars can see through even large trucks in the future. The "See Through"-technology transmits the live image of a camera from the cab of the truck in real time into the cockpit of the car behind it. The driver knows exactly when he can overtake.
The hilltop of the future
Slopes and hills are scenic, but dangerous for road users. If cars drive unchecked over hilltops and behind them an object on the road, it can quickly lead to the accident. Because the driver only sees the danger at the last moment. With "LTE Broadcast", all road users get a bird's eye view of the entire event in time. With mobile technology, the live image of a camera - which is attached, for example, to a drone or to street lights - is transmitted directly to all vehicles. So all motorists also know what is going on behind the hilltop.
Your possibilities in the 5G Mobility Lab
Whether V2X solutions or telematics services: Test your solutions in a fully networked and configurable test environment of transport infrastructure and communication.
The traffic of the future needs highly-available and low-latency communication with large bandwidths. On the way to 5G, LTE Advanced and LTE Advanced Pro can already be used to achieve high bandwidths through frequency bundling with LTE typical low latency values. For automotive applications that need to operate close to real time, latency can be further reduced by using mobile edge computing.
Real-time regional news on temporary events such as accidents, construction sites or updating of maps or software in vehicles - LTE broadcasting allows data to be simultaneously transmitted to all recipients in one or more radio cells or throughout the mobile network. The efficient use of network resources by LTE Broadcast allows high-quality data transmission without any speed limit to all recipients
Secure communication between road users and their environment - either directly or via the mobile network - is an important prerequisite for the autonomous transport of the future. LTE V2X provides the necessary connectivity and is a further development of the LTE standard with a focus on use in the automotive environment. In the 5G Mobility Lab LTE V2X is ready for testing.
WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS
In addition to LTE V2X, there is a solution based on the WLAN standard IEEE 802.11p for communication between vehicles and the surrounding infrastructure. Both technologies can be used in the 5G Mobility Lab, allowing the development and validation of hybrid architecture application and test scenarios.
Whether telematics services or V2X solutions: Test your solutions in a fully networked & configurable test environment from traffic infrastructure and communication.
> Live network with GSM, UMTS and LTE 800.
> Small cell mobile field of the latest LTE Advanced technology
> 10 Gbps broadband connection, suitable for connecting to your own cloud solutions
> Real-time and Car2X applications via Mobile Edge Computing and LTE-V2X
> Reproducible mobility scenarios with LTE-2X and LTE Broadcast (eMBMS)
> Different frequencies and mobile radio codes for roaming scenarios.