5G cellular positioning for vehicular safety

Cellular communication signals have always been used for positioning. However, the achievable accuracies were never sufficient for vehicular applications. There is a need for accurate and timely positioning for safety-critical automotive applications, such as advance warning systems and vulnerable road user detection. Today, these demands can partially be satisfied by GPS, though not in dense urban conditions. The core idea of this project is to utilize the new fifth generation mobile
signals (so-called 5G) to provide accurate 3D position and motion information, especially for challenging urban and suburban scenarios. This project is particularly timely, as its timeline coincides with 3GPP Release 17 standardization activities. The project brings together stakeholders from industry and academia, with activities ranging from use cases and requirement, via measurements, algorithms, and signal and architecture design, to experimental validation.

Partner organizations

  • Lund University (Academic, Sweden)
  • Ericsson (Private, Sweden)
  • TerraNet (Private, Sweden)
  • Veoneer Research (Unknown, Sweden)
  • China-Euro Vehicle Technology (CEVT) AB (Private, Sweden)
Start date 01/01/2020
End date 31/12/2021

Published: Tue 05 May 2020.