New Teledriving Demo to Revolutionize Transportation at MWC 2023

Teledriving electric vehicle from Vay © Vay

(IN BRIEF) Ericsson, Deutsche Telekom, and teledriving company Vay are set to showcase a remote driving demo called teledriving at MWC 2023 in Barcelona. The demo will feature an unoccupied electric vehicle driven remotely by a trained teledriver from a teledrive center. Before and after a customer takes control of the vehicle, it is driven remotely by a professionally trained teledriver from a teledrive center. The teledriving use case is a significant use case proof point for L4S (Low Latency Low Loss Scalable), key technology for high-quality, latency-critical applications. It is expected that L4S will reduce the amount of redundant networks required for latency-critical applications. The demo aims to showcase how L4S has the potential to improve the quality and safety of remote driving.

(PRESS RELEASE) BONN, 22-Feb-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Telekom (ETR: DTE), one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies and the largest telecommunications provider in Europe by revenue, is proud to announce that it is partnering with Ericsson and teledriving company Vay to showcase a new teledriving demo at MWC 2023 in Barcelona. The demo, which will connect live to an electric car in Berlin, is a significant use case proof point for L4S (Low Latency Low Loss Scalable), a key technology for high-quality, latency-critical applications.

This latest milestone is the result of our long-standing innovation partnership with Ericsson and our shared commitment to advance the adoption of L4S. Our partnership with Vay, which started in October 2022, has allowed us to implement and test L4S, enabling us to demonstrate the potential of this technology to improve the quality and safety of remote driving.

The teledriving use case is a major achievement for Vay, which is the first company in Europe to drive a car without a person inside the vehicle on a public road. The company aims to launch a sustainable, affordable, door-to-door mobility service with remotely driven (teledriven) cars starting in Germany and the US.

The demonstration will show a teledriver remotely operating a vehicle in Berlin from the teledrive station in Barcelona, optimized with 5G managed latency using L4S. The demo will take place in Ericsson’s Hall 2 at Fira Gran Via during MWC 2023 Barcelona, from 27 February-2 March. We look forward to showcasing this innovative technology and demonstrating how it can be a game-changer for the future of transportation.

Thomas von der Ohe, co-founder and CEO of Vay, says: “L4S can bring fundamental improvements to Vay’s teledrive technology. This feature makes it possible to detect network congestion in advance, stabilize latency and avoid packet loss. The main advantage of L4S is the improvement in utilizing network capacity and therefore keeping quality of data transmission permanently at its best possible level – while decreasing the level of network redundancy. Additionally, by reducing the amount of networks needed per car, we can lower costs while increasing our service area coverage, also in more rural areas. This brings Vay one step closer towards its goal of a sustainable door-to-door mobility service at large scale.”

Kaniz Mahdi, SVP Technology Architecture & Innovation, Deutsche Telekom, says: “Deutsche Telekom continues to drive innovation with partners to evolve our 5G network and unlock its power for human-centric applications. Demonstrating the quality of experience benefits of L4S for Vay’s teledriving technology brings us closer to the era of driverless mobility services at scale. L4S, network slicing, and other advanced features in the 5G toolbox will play a crucial role in enabling new and innovative services for consumers and businesses.”

David Hammarwall, Head of Product Area Networks, Ericsson, says: “Just a few years ago the capabilities highlighted in this teledriving demo with DT and Vay would have been beyond imagination. This innovative use case truly shows the capability of 5G connectivity to remotely operate a vehicle in real time, safely and securely. We are continually pushing the envelope on L4S technology, to show the role of Ericsson’s Time-Critical Communication capabilities in changing how we work, live, and socialize.”

He adds: “Such capabilities will dramatically elevate the quality of experience for existing use cases such as cloud gaming, Automated Guided Vehicles, and drones. It will also enable emerging applications such as augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR) that service providers can offer to consumers and enterprises.”

Vay’s teledrive-first approach prioritizes sustainability and safety, providing an alternative to traditional mobility services. The company aims to gradually introduce autonomous driving functions to its system as it becomes safe and permissible to do so. At MWC 2023, Ericsson, Deutsche Telekom, and Vay will demonstrate how L4S can improve the quality and safety of remote driving. L4S is expected to reduce the number of redundant networks needed for latency-critical applications, as it supports momentary congestion marking in capacity-limited network cells. This allows for the rapid identification and adaptation of data rates to remove congestion situations, making the system more efficient. L4S is based on an IETF standard and is currently in standardization in 3GPP as a work item for release 18.

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See our products and services live. From 27th February to 2nd March 2023, you will find Deutsche Telekom in Hall 3 at stand 3M31 and in Hall 8.1 at Booth 8.1C14 in 4YFN (“Four years from now”). We look forward to welcoming you there. The stage program will be streamed live. Please visit:

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