This is a demonstration of the potential of 5G carried out by Vodafone España and Vodafone Portugal together with Ericsson, in which, apart from CTAG, Groupe PSA and the Xunta de Galicia also participated as prominent partners of Vodafone and Ericsson in the joint development of future applications for Autonomous and Connected Vehicle, whose tests use the Porto-Vigo European corridor.
The event was led by professional e-sports players Ricardo “Fox” Pacheco and Toni “Tojor” Jordá, who completed the journey between Tui (Spain) and Valença de Minho (Portugal) in separate cars while playing PUBG Mobile in their tablets. During this journey, the e-sports players enjoyed the advantages of 5G, with a stable and interruption-free connection at the border crossing.
The demonstration has been done on Vodafone’s pre-commercial network using Ericsson’s network core infrastructure and radio systems, as well as eight 5G antennas. The antennas were installed in existing base stations in Portugal and Spain. In addition, Massive MIMO and other technologies in development have been used for this demonstration. These are two of the innovations that will allow the development of the new generation of mobile communications, providing greater capabilities and efficiency.
In this project, CTAG’s participation has focused on the vehicle’s data processing and cooperative safety services, in addition to working on the integration of the 5G receiver and the screens used.