The fourth and final meeting of 5G-DRIVE’s External Advisory Board took place online as a four-hour web meeting on 23rd April 2021. The purpose of the External Advisory Board (EAB) has been since its first meeting in April 2019 to provide advice on the direction of 5G-DRIVE’s technical work and on the best ways for exploiting the project results and creating innovations.
The following EAB members participated: Maxime Flament, 5GAA; Robert Piechocki, University of Bristol; Tomi Sarajisto, Telia Company; Oyunchimeg Shagdar, Institut VEDECOM; Dan Warren, Samsung; and Ralf Weber, Qualcomm. Altogether, the EAB has ten members with complementary expertise in different areas relevant to 5G-DRIVE.
Topics presented by experts from the project consortium and discussed with the EAB members included eMBB development and trials, V2X development and trials, as well as 5G technology and service innovations. In addition, Jianhua Liu from China Mobile, leader of 5G-DRIVE’s Chinese Twin Project, gave an overview on the EU-China collaboration from the Chinese perspective.
The discussion at the EAB meeting focused on the final achievements of 5G-DRIVE. In a productive and open atmosphere, the EAB members shared a number of valuable observations and recommendations. Overall, the EAB members appreciated the impressive results of 5G-DRIVE. Project coordinator Uwe Herzog from Eurescom thanked the presenters and especially the EAB members for their participation and valuable feedback in the last two years.