The automotive industry is currently undergoing a transformation process boosted by new Information and Communication Technologies.  More and more vehicles are connected to the Internet and to each other, achieving higher levels of autonomy.

In order to deal with increasingly complex road situations, autonomous vehicles will have to rely not only on their own sensors, but also on those of other vehicles. For this to happen, information must reach its destination swiftly and reliably. 5G, the next generation of mobile communication technology, holds promise of improved performance in terms of reduced latency, increased reliability and higher throughput under higher mobility and connectivity density.

ERTICO ITS Europe has collaborated with representatives of both the automotive and the telecom industry in the development of a white paper on Automotive Vertical Sectors. The document provides a vision on how 5G will enable the next generation of connected and automated driving and new mobility services.

ERTICO ITS Europe presented this joint vision on 5G for ITS at the Media & Analyst Event “5G empowering verticals” of the Mobile World Congress 2016. In this event participated Commissioner Günther H. Oettinger, executives from Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia, Orange, SES, Telenor  and the  ERTICO CEO Hermann Meyer.


On 19 April 2016, ERTICO’s François Fischer presented the major outcomes of the Automotive Vertical white paper during the Networld2020 annual event and General Assembly in Brussels. Participants had the opportunity to learn about the roadmap towards 5G deployment and the expectations and requirements from the different verticals.

5G-PPP and ERTICO will also organise a 5G workshop at the 11th ITS European Congress in Glasgow, addressing the specific needs from the automotive sectors. The congress attendees will also have the opportunity to meet at the 5G stand on the ERTICO both at the congress exhibition.

Download the 5G-PPP white paper on Automotive Vertical Sectors

Learn more about the workshop: 5G pushing the limits of Innovation