6G research hub for open, efficient and secure mobile communication systems

The 6GEM consortium, comprising of five universities and four research institutions and coordinated by RWTH Aachen University, researches future sixth-generation (6G) wireless communication networks. The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany with an overall budget of 43 million euros, in order to establish Germany as a digitally sovereign key player in the development of next-generation mobile communication technologies.

6GEM follows a holistic approach, from production to logistics to the end-user with their need for self-determination, privacy, and safety in times of climate change. Open, modular and extendable 6G platforms enabling robust and highly adaptive communication are key research areas. Furthermore, the consortium will seek to demonstrate the value of future 6G systems for highly relevant societal and industrial use cases, ranging from smart healthcare, robotics and production to infralogistics, harbor logistics and road traffic.

Within the context of the 6GEM project, the Institute for Automotive Engineering (ika) defines and develops one of these six open 6G use cases: safe road traffic. In order to showcase the potential of 6G for the automated and connected mobility of the future, concepts for moving functional software components to cloud systems and for immersive remote control systems are being developed. This potential as compared to existing mobile communication standards will be demonstrated in cooperation with the Aldenhoven Testing Center (ATC).



Timo Woopen M.Sc.
Manager Research Area
Vehicle Intelligence & Automated Driving
+49 241 80 23549

Project duration

08/2021 – 07/2025

Project partner

RWTH Aachen, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, TU Dortmund, Universität Duisburg-Essen, TU Ilmenau, Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Fraunhofer FHR, Fraunhofer IML, Fraunhofer IMS, Max-Planck-Institut für Cybersicherheit und Schutz der Privatsphäre

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Institute for Automotive Engineering
RWTH Aachen University
Steinbachstraße 7
52074 Aachen · Germany

+49 241 80 25600

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