5G-DRIVE partners gathered in the UK between December 3rd and 5th, 2019 to welcome the visit of the delegation of the twin Chinese project led by China Mobile. Chinese delegation include China Mobile, Huawei, Ericsson, Datang, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, and Shanghai Automobile City.
University of Kent and the 5G Innovation Centre (University of Surrey) warmly hosted the group of European and Chinese partners to discuss the status of progress of the projects on both sides, and more importantly the cooperation itself. China Mobile presented the main findings from its large scale 5G trials in China. Huawei, Ericsson, and Datang provided their recent activities in 5G and V2X. 5G-DRIVE project reported the progress and findings from its 5G eMBB and V2X trials. The joint AR trial and eMBB field test were organized by University of Surrey in the last day of the meeting. Two projects witnessed fruitful results from joint trials and cooperation on eMBB topics, further discussed the challenges and opportunities for V2X and research-topic cooperation. Both sides agreed to further consolidate the collaboration through joint trials and publications in the next year.
The joint meeting is a result of extensive exchange of ideas, revealing strong intention for collaboration on both sides given a number of logistics and schedule challenges.
5G-DRIVE and the twin project is planning its final joint meeting in 2020.