Use Case 2
Digital Transformation of Urban Mobility
The goal of this use-case is to create a real-time geo-referenced notification system for vehicles traveling in urban areas about critical situations for the city mobility network, due to any possible cause (e.g., severe weather, failure of road infrastructure, huge congestion). The main challenges are: (i) the identification of a secure, anonymized and reliable virtualized “subject” who will be in charge of reporting and updating local information (validation, dispatch to users); (ii) study of strategies for the optimal splitting of functions between the on-board application, the edge and the cloud backend and for their dynamic configuration; (iii) the identification of the geographical location of MEC servers to support different user populations and densities, tailoring the service to the peculiarities of the covered area; (iv) the primary support of the emerging C-V2X PC5 wireless technology, but with the possibility of being suitable for any target V2V-V2I communication solution. The main innovation brought by the use case is to turn mobility actors in “prosumers”, i.e. producers and consumers of mobility data, creating virtual local dynamic communities. The core is the adoption of bilateral exchange mechanisms and real-time “service availability” for “people on the move”.