The 5GMETA project has recently entered its second period and consortium partners are ready to enhance their work in 2023. As first issue of the year, we are excited to publish a new chapter of 5GMETA’s Interview series, in which we ask our partners to present their work and their interest in the project.

Today we have the honour of presenting DEKRA’s interview, kindly provided by Oscar Castañeda, Senior Consultant, and Janie Baños, Innovation Director.

DEKRA puts at the centre of its work safety of human interaction with technology and the environment. By focusing on safety and various safety solutions across different scenarios, such as road, work and home environments, DEKRA aims at becoming an international lighthouse in ensuring a safe, secure and sustainable world. DEKRA proactively works for long-term sustainability.

By joining the 5GMETA project, DEKRA wants to leverage on the 5G technology that the project has been applying in order to collect and employ road-generated data to enhance services, while providing consortium partners with its expertise on testing, 5G and safety. DEKRA’s intake will allow the 5GMETA Platform to improve its performance, safety and security features.

  • What prompted your organisation to join the 5GMETA consortium?

DEKRA service portfolio includes testing and certification of products and systems, including telecommunication terminal equipment (e.g., phones, modems, routers, etc.). As such, we deemed compelling to participate in a telecom project such as 5GMETA, in which big data measurements are involved. By joining the project, we will be able to advance with testing methodology and, at the same time, evaluate and further develop our measurement tools.

Moreover, one of the main motivations that attracted us to join the consortium was the possibility of having access to large amounts of vehicle-generated data for assessment processes.

  • How do the objectives of the 5GMETA project fit in with the priorities and strategies of your company?

The automotive is one of the leading areas in our company and probably the one that witnessed the most outstanding development in the last years. Positioning ourselves in this market share is highly important and 5GMETA represents a remarkably innovative opportunity.

  • Tell us about the role of your company in this project.

We have focused mainly on the evaluation and testing side of the project. We have been providing methodology and testing tools. Our knowledge on 5G technology has also been an important asset on which the project can leverage, and we are happy to support our partners in that matter.

  • Can you give us an update about the latest developments?

Lately, we have been working on the set up of measurement tools on the different trial sites, assuring that they all can perform the required measurements. We need to ensure that measurements are comparable.

  • What are your next steps and your plans to build upon these results for the future? 

We are in charge of coordinating the execution of measurements and the analysis of the results obtained so far. We are planning to work on the certification of data access security and the deployment of lab testing capabilities for the technologies employed within the project.


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 957360 (Innovation Action).