5GMETA kicks off

22 September 2020

5GMETA kicks off, intent on revolutionising data provision and services in autonomous mobility

With data becoming an even more valuable and strategic asset in many domains, innovations that can leverage data to improve the deployment of applications are crucial. 5GMETA is one such project that intends to do just that for the automotive industry. This EU funded project, coordinated by Vicomtech will expand 5G network functions to provide the data for innovative services and successfully assist the deployment of connected and automated mobility applications.

Following its launch, 5GMETA begins work on creating a flexible telematics platform for pipelining car-captured and generated data to both traditional and new automotive industry players whilst ensuring key elements such as data privacy, security, interoperability and ownership are firmly in place. This open platform will consequently stimulate, facilitate and feed innovative products and services for the growing autonomous mobility industry.

5GMETA will empower the automotive ecosystem from industry players to new entrants, such as SMEs and high-tech start-ups granting access to interoperable car-captured data according to data licenses. The access to data from relevant geographical regions will spark the generation of new opportunities and business models in valuable services, where data liability and billing will rely on an accountability dashboard of data flow subscription and volume consumption” said Oihana Otaegui from Vicomtech, coordinator of the project.

Prof. Marko Bertogna, Head of the High Performance Real-Time (HiPeRT) Laboratory from UNIMORE said: ”Once again the Modena Automotive Smart Area has been chosen by the EU commission as one of the best living lab to carry out this type of project. I’m happy to collaborate in this project, is the first time that telecommunication guys understand how much important new generation RT computing platforms are”.

5GMETA has a consortium of 11 partners from four different countries, duration of three years and a total EU financial contribution of € 4,667,765. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No.957360.