5G-Enabled Connected and Automated Logistics (CAL)

  • Shaikh, Siraj (Principal Investigator)
  • Sabaliauskaite, Giedre (Principal Investigator)
  • Ahmad, Farhan (Principal Investigator)

    Project: Research

    Project Details


    This project addresses a huge stride forward in CAL, proving last mile delivery for an autonomous HGV up to 40 tonnes on a private road. 5G is essential as it will uniquely enable the removal of the safety driver from the process, allowing remote teleoperations to overcome abnormal situations.

    The project involves the North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA), Sunderland City Council, Newcastle University, Coventry University, Connected Places Catapult, StreetDrone and Perform Green. The project has secured funding for a 5G Enabled CAL pilot and proof of concept. This £4.9m project will receive £2.4m from the £30m 5G Create competition funded by DCMS.

    The Systems Security Group will undertake a thorough cybersecurity assessment of 5G connectivity and remote operation of vehicle control.
    Effective start/end date1/09/2028/02/22

    Collaborative partners

    • Coventry University
    • North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA) (lead)
    • Newcastle University
    • StreetDrone
    • Sunderland City Council
    • Perform Green
    • Connected Places Catapult


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