4 Overview

22.1863GPPRelease 17Service requirements for enhanced V2X scenariosTS

4.1 Categories of requirements to support eV2X scenarios

Different V2X scenarios require the transport of V2X messages with different performance requirements for the 3GPP system. This Technical Specification specifies service requirements to enhance 3GPP support for V2X scenarios in the following six areas:

– General Aspects: interworking, communication-related requirements valid for all V2X scenarios

– Vehicles Platooning

– Advanced Driving

– Extended Sensors

– Remote Driving

– Vehicle quality of service Support

Vehicles Platooning enables the vehicles to dynamically form a group travelling together. All the vehicles in the platoon receive periodic data from the leading vehicle, in order to carry on platoon operations. This information allows the distance between vehicles to become extremely small, i.e., the gap distance translated to time can be very low (sub second). Platooning applications may allow the vehicles following to be autonomously driven.

Advanced Driving enables semi-automated or fully-automated driving. Longer inter-vehicle distance is assumed. Each vehicle and/or RSU shares data obtained from its local sensors with vehicles in proximity, thus allowing vehicles to coordinate their trajectories or maneuvers. In addition, each vehicle shares its driving intention with vehicles in proximity. The benefits of this use case group are safer traveling, collision avoidance, and improved traffic efficiency.

Extended Sensors enables the exchange of raw or processed data gathered through local sensors or live video data among vehicles, RSUs, devices of pedestrians and V2X application servers. The vehicles can enhance the perception of their environment beyond what their own sensors can detect and have a more holistic view of the local situation.

Remote Driving enables a remote driver or a V2X application to operate a remote vehicle for those passengers who cannot drive themselves or a remote vehicle located in dangerous environments. For a case where variation is limited and routes are predictable, such as public transportation, driving based on cloud computing can be used. In addition, access to cloud-based back-end service platform can be considered for this use case group.

Vehicle quality of service support enables a V2X application to be timely notified of expected or estimated change of quality of service before actual change occurs and to enable the 3GPP System to modify the quality of service in line with V2X application’s quality of service needs. Based on the quality of service information, the V2X application can adapt behaviour to 3GPP System’s conditions. The benefits of this use case group are offerings of smoother user experience of service.

4.2 Level of Automation

A relevant aspect of advanced V2X applications is the Level of Automation (LoA), which reflects the functional aspects of the technology and affects the system performance requirements. In accordance with the levels from SAE [4], the LoA are: 0 – No Automation, 1 – Driver Assistance, 2 – Partial Automation, 3 – Conditional Automation, 4 – High Automation, 5 – Full Automation.

A distinction is drawn between lower levels and higher levels based on whether the human operator or the automated system is primarily responsible for monitoring the driving environment.

The 3GPP system provides the performances expected for all levels of automation