5G-DRIVE hits the road in China

iotwuxiThis week, the newly-launched 5G-DRIVE project will be at the prestigious World IoT Expo 2018 event in Wuxi, China. 5G-DRIVE is a European H2020 project focused on collaborating with a twin project in China in the field of eMBB and V2X under the 5G framework.

Two speakers representing 5G-DRIVE – Dr Maxime Flament, the CTO of 5GAA, and Dr Joachim Göthel from BMW – will present sessions at the Smart Transportation and Connected Cars Industry Development Summit on 14 September, one of the Thematic Fora of the WIoT.

Martel coordinated the participation of 5G-DRIVE at the World IoT Expo 2018. Martel is a key partner of the 5G-DRIVE consortium, leading the impact creation activities as well as fostering the linkage with China. In the context of the Thematic Forum as part of the WIoT, Martel has actively helped to shape the agenda by identifying and inviting high-level speakers and facilitating the organisation of the event.

Maxime Flament, the CTO of 5GAA (The 5G Automotive Association) will present an overview on 5G AA, 5G-Drive project as well as how 5G influences automotive industry.

Joachim Göthel, Senior Manager from BMW, will present BMW’s strategy towards smart transportation and connected cars.

“It’s a strong start for 5G-DRIVE to appear at this key IoT event in China,” said Kai Zhang, 5G-DRIVE project manager from Martel. “It demonstrates Martel’s deep connection with the relevant IoT players s globally, as well as our excellent ties with the Chinese tech community in this strategic area of IoT.”

In addition, another project coordinated by Martel on cooperation between Europe and China in the field of IoT and 5G, the H2020 EXCITING Coordination and Support Action will also be promoted at the event.

5G-DRIVE was launched last week at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Heidelberg. Next on the 5G-DRIVE agenda will be a Joint Kick-Off in November in China to discuss collaboration ideas, joint trial plans, among others with its twinning project funded by MIIT.


On 8 November, EXCITING will be part of the signing of an MoU between China’s Alliance of Industrial Internet (AII) and Europe’s Alliance for Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI), which will take place at the World Internet Conference in China, Wuzhen Summit.

Stay tuned for more information to come soon!

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