As announced by Telefónica – https://www.telefonica.com/en/web/press-office/-/telefonica-promotes-the-smart-road-with-the-deployment-of-5g-coverage-and-sensorisation-in-the-cereixal-tunnel-to-assist-driving : the operator, in partnership with Nokia, Ineco, Stellantis, the CTAG (Automotive Technology Centre of Galicia) and SICE, has sensorised and given 5G coverage to the Cereixal tunnel on the A-6 (Lugo) of the road network of the Spanish Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, thus moving towards a smart road that communicates with connected vehicles and assists driving.
The smart tunnel, the first in Spain to be connected to vehicles, uses the specific capabilities for C-V2X (cellular vehicle-to-everything) vehicular communications and IoT (Internet of Things) sensorisation and edge computing of the 5G network to send information to drivers on the weather conditions at the exit, road works, warnings of slow vehicles, potential congestion, accidents, obstacles on the road, the presence of pedestrians, oncoming vehicles and sudden braking during their journeys through it, as well as warnings of the entry of emergency vehicles.
The initiative is being developed within the framework of the 5G Galicia Pilot promoted by the Spanish Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation through Red.es for the development of this technology in Spain by means of a public call for applications for aid co-financed by the ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) in partnership with the Spanish Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda.
Related link: https://www.nokia.com/networks/5g/use-cases/connected-vehicles/
Source: Nokia YouTube