The two companies conducted the test at the German and French border, as well as the border of Germany and Luxembourg.
In the trial, vehicles travelled from Forbach in France or Schengen in Luxembourg to Germany. 5G connections were seamlessly handed over from Orange’s network in France or POST’s network in Luxembourg to Deutsche Telekom’s network in Germany.
The vehicles were also equipped with Renault’s Anticipated Cooperative Collision Avoidance (ACCA) connected service. This allowed them to receive warnings about hazards. Deutsche Telekom says cross-border connectivity will assure that mission-critical connected driving services are always available along the road.
The trial was part of the European Commission’s 5GCroCo (Fifth Generation Cross-Border Control) initiative.