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Intelligent Intersections: Enhanced Awareness and Safe Coordination for 5G-Connected Traffic.


ITRL Contact:  Frank Jiang

Program: WASP

Time Period: April 2023 - April 2024

Funded by: WASP

Partners: KTH, Scania, Ericsson

In many unexpected traffic scenarios, automated vehicles will need to cooperate with connected infrastructure to address safety challenges specific to a region in the transport network, such as
dangerous occlusions in certain intersections or hard-to-predict pedestrian movement along specific crosswalks. To support automated vehicles in these scenarios, the connected infrastructure itself needs to be aware of the regional driving challenges and make decisions
about how to keep the vehicles safe. In this project, we refer to this type of intelligence as "regional intelligence".

The primary objective of this project is to design and implement a
regional intelligence that can enhance the safety of traffic by leveraging novel control algorithms, 5G networking technology, and tight integration with mature automated driving systems. Specifically, in this project, WASP researchers, Ericsson, and Scania will design and implement regional intelligence on a 5G-equipped edge server at the Kista Innovation Park (KIP) that will support shared situational awareness and safe coordinations of connected and automated vehicles in intersections and pedestrian crosswalks. While we validate recent research results from WASP researchers on intelligent intersections and roadside camera units in a real 5G network and with real traffic, we will also focus on developing a platform at KIP for continued research into new applications of regional intelligence for enhancing the safety and efficiency of regions in the transport network.

Key activities

1. Identify the key requirements on the 5G network for implementing regional
intelligence on the edge. The focus will be on the identification of the requirements on
latence and reliability through network slicing.
2. Develop the architecture behind the connected infrastructure, where the
relationship between the regional intelligence edge server, the 5G network, and the
automated driving system is clarified.
3. Implement and validate the regional intelligence platform at KIP using the
Small-Vehicles-for-Autonomy (SVEA) platform ( website ).
4. Demonstrate shared situational awareness and safe coordination in 4-way
 using the regional intelligence and SVEA platforms.