Road safety infrastructure and services evolution and enhancements towards 6G

Project SafeRoute-6G
Project Key Information

Project Status: set-up

Start Date: October 2024

End Date: September 2027

Budget (total): 9300.1 K€

Effort:  94.74 PY

Project-ID: C2023/2-14

Project Coordinator

Name: Harold Linke

Company: HITEC Luxembourg S.A.

Country: Luxembourg


Project Consortium

Geodata Ziviltechnikergesellschaft mbH, Austria
Micro Engineering Tech. Inc., Canada
Wedge Networks, Canada
Aunoa Software S.L., Spain
ImaginaIT Andalucia S.L., Spain
Innovaciones Tecnologicas Del Sur S.L., Spain
Destia Oy, Finland
Finnish Meteorological Institute, Finland
Mattersoft Ltd., Finland
Rel-Pavelu, Finland
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd., Finland
Remoted Oy, Finland
ETRI, South Korea
Heliosen, South Korea
KATECH, South Korea
Kunsan, South Korea
HITEC Luxembourg S.A., Luxembourg
Incert GIE, Luxembourg
Actuate Inovsyon ve Bilisim Tek. Tic. A.S., Türkiye
Alisan Lojistik A.S., Türkiye
Ericsson Research Turkey, Türkiye
GTech, Türkiye
Turk Telekom, Türkiye
Livewire Digital, UK
Satellites Applications Catapult, UK
University College London, UK


Effectively operating a safe road network is an essential requirement for any modern society. As part of the EU road safety policy framework 2021-2030, the European Commission has the target to reduce road deaths and serious injuries by half between 2020 and 2030. Technological development plays a key role in improving road safety and achieving these important visions and goals.

The challenge in establishing the reliable wireless connectivity, computing and sensing infrastructure, required by the road safety services, lies in the fact that vehicles are highly mobile and may travel very long distances within the global road network. It has been proven financially or business-wise difficult to cover the road network with a single technology and full system capabilities. As a result, many areas where vehicles are travelling are still lacking the needed network and services support. Vehicles are increasingly equipped with cellular communications. In addition, short range communications (ITS-G5 and C-V2X) are appearing on the market. Non-Terrestrial Networks have improved throughput, lower latency and lower costs and can be a feasible solution for communications in rural areas. In future 3GPP releases satellite communications will be an integrated part of 6G.

The project will cover four main use cases:

1. Collection, evaluation and distribution of sensor information from vehicles, road weather stations and other sensors in the vicinity, and their use in advanced safety services

2. Cyber threat detection and prevention using Digital Twin

3. Using hybrid communication for teleoperation and remote monitoring of automated vehicles

4. Implementing cross-border exchange of C-ITS messages

The aim of the proposed project is to implement solutions for 1) weather, safety and road maintenance services, 2) network vendors, operators and solution providers, 3) commercial fleet operators and operators of automated vehicle fleets, and 4) autonomous driving industry

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