On the feasibility of remote driving application over dense 5G roadside networks

Umar Saeed*, Jyri Hamalainen, Mario Garcia-Lozano, G. David Gonzalez

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Remote driving (RD) is a critical backup option for an autonomous vehicle when it faces an unexpected situation on the road. Fifth generation (5G) mobile communication is a key enabler of RD providing link between the remote operator and the vehicle. There are stringent requirements in terms of coverage, data rate and latency for RD application. In this paper, a feasibility study at the radio access network level for the radio coverage conditions that are required for RD application is carried out. The study considers RD over three carriers including 2.6 GHz, 5 GHz and 28 GHz. A ray tracing software is used for the channel pathloss computation. The RD provision in terms of coverage and rate statistics is analysed for these frequency carriers. The role of interference is also investigated. The performance statistics are aggregated using a large number of realistic vehicular routes created using Google Directions APIs. It is shown that the provision of RD can not be guaranteed over a wide network area especially in high-load/high-interference conditions and it is more feasible to define the RD application for specific roads.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISWCS 2019 - 16th International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728125275
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2019
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems - Oulu, Finland
Duration: 27 Aug 201930 Aug 2019
Conference number: 16

Publication series

NameInternational Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems
ISSN (Print)2154-0217
ISSN (Electronic)2154-0225


ConferenceInternational Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems
Abbreviated titleISWCS


  • 5G
  • Cellular V2X
  • mmWave communication
  • Mobile communication
  • Remote driving


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