Brussels, 23 September 2020 – With data becoming an even more valuable and strategic asset in many domains, innovations that can leverage data to improve the deployment of applications are crucial. 5GMETA is one such project that intends to do just that for the automotive industry. This EU funded project coordinated by Vicomtech will expand 5G network functions to provide the data for innovative services and successfully assist the deployment of connected and automated mobility applications.
Following its launch, 5GMETA begins work on creating a flexible telematics platform for pipelining car-captured and generated data to both traditional and new automotive industry players whilst ensuring key elements such as data privacy, security, interoperability and ownership are firmly in place. This open platform will consequently stimulate, facilitate and feed innovative products and services for the growing autonomous mobility industry.
“From our headquarters in Brussels, we are attentive to the urgent needs of manufacturers raised within the major European institutions. Therefore, AKKA, as a European leader in engineering consulting and R&D services continues its winning streak on 5G technologies’ research with its participation in the 5GMETA project. 5GMETA is set to build on and enhance our AKKA Researchers’ expertise, allowing us to contribute to a pioneering project for the automotive sector. AKKA experts will have a leading role in the design of the 5GMETA architecture, data management, privacy and security as well as different building blocks of 5G such as MEC (Multi-access Edge Computing). A few weeks after the announcement of AKKA Research’s participation in the vast European 5G-Mobix project, we look forward to start working with all stakeholders engaged within 5GMETA” said Pierre Lion, Group Director of AKKA Research.
“5GMETA will empower the automotive ecosystem from industry players to new entrants, such as SMEs and high-tech start-ups granting access to interoperable car-captured data according to data licenses. The access to data from relevant geographical regions will spark the generation of new opportunities and business models in valuable services, where data liability and billing will rely on an accountability dashboard of data flow subscription and volume consumption” added Oihana Otaegui from Vicomtech, coordinator of the project.
5GMETA has a consortium of 11 partners from four different countries, duration of three years and a total EU financial contribution of € 4,667,765. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No.957360.