Luxembourg takes active participation at Horizon 2020, the biggest EU Research and Innovation program ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020).  “We joined the Horizon 2020 project 5G-CroCo (‘Fifth Generation Cross-Border Control’) to validate and optimize the use of 5G mobile technology,” says Bernhard Jäckel, Key Account Manager at POST Telecom. “Our aim is to develop new, innovative business models together with our partners that could yield new revenues.” The international partnership behind 5G-CroCo will tackle the challenge of providing uninterrupted connectivity to automated and connected cars that cross national borders and thus switch from the mobile network of one country to that of another. When this happens connectivity is momentarily lost, and even a second or so of interruption can be dramatic for a connected car whose progress is completely reliant on mobile data. The project partners will test how this can be improved using 5G technology. Luxembourg will be at the centre of the action, as the testing will be done on the automotive cross-border testbed connecting Metz in France, Merzig in Germany and the south of Luxembourg