Smart vehicles and transport

The movement towards 5G means massive Machine Type Communications (mMTC) will allow cities, transportation and infrastructure to transmit real-time data for improved maintence and greater operational efficiency.
5g use case - massive machine type communication
5G and massive Machine Type Communication (MTC) will allow cities to transmit real-time data for improved maintenance and greater operational efficiency.


When transportation and vehicles are equipped with 5G connectivity, it will revolutionize the way we travel. Vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication will make roads safer and more environmentally friendly, while allowing buses and public transportation to run more efficiently. New services and business models can be supported considering sensors embedded in roads, railways and airfields to communicate to each other and/or with smart vehicles.

Technology enablers

5G radio access
  • Massive density
  • Device cost Mobility & latency
  • Significantly reduced signalling overhead – device energy consumption
  • Soft-SIM or no-SIM operation for sensor type devices
5G core network
  • Integrate public infrastructure network within network slices
  • Support for pub/sub message oriented communication
  • Roundtrip latency in 1 ms range
5G management &
  • Orchestration of a big amount of data and input interfaces
  • Common view for all the utility/infrastructure suppliers
  • Different user profiles to access the same network

Target users

  • Automotive
  • Security & insurance
  • Transport & infrastructure companies
  • Administration/governments

Opportunity areas

  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Connected bus-stops
  • Connected trucks
  • Connected cars

5G technology brings

  • Sustainability
  • Safety
  • Fleet monitoring
  • Navigation & augmented reality
  • Eco-system scalability