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EUREKA-CELTIC- 6G-SKY: Technologies for networking and coordinating intermodal freight transport

The Celtic project addresses dynamic communication architectures for future connectivity for a range of applications in industry, mobility, transport, logistics and agriculture including in rural and alpine areas. The project focuses on the networking of rail and road-based (pre-carriage and on-carriage) freight mobility as an application of the novel 6G-SKY architecture. 6G-SKY thus becomes the basis for a consistent IT-supported booking and processing system.


6G-SKY aims to develop technologies that enable autonomous and networked transport (rail/road) in the goods sector and thus CO2-efficient and climate-neutral autonomous goods mobility via cross-modal optimization. The main goal is proof-of-concept (PoC) tests and demonstrations of the 6G-SKY architecture in a concrete use case of goods mobility with the result of a concept and a roadmap for the real implementation.

The sub-goals include swarm coordination, which enables the implementation of autonomous and adaptive swarm behavior, cooperative intelligence and coordination of the UAVs for communication coverage, for sensing tasks or traffic status. Furthermore, information for the coordination of freight traffic should be obtained from this, which will be used to optimize routes/scheduling, for example. The central control is the basis for an IT-supported booking platform in which the coordination of the transport system takes place.

In cooperation with the Austrian project partner Lakeside Labs GmbH as an application partner, LCAS contributes a concrete use case of goods mobility. Logistik Center Austria Süd (LCA-Süd) in Fürnitz combines logistics-related services with terminal services and intermodal transport concepts. The coordination of the pre-carriage and on-carriage to the rail in the LCA-Süd serves as an application, which also provides for autonomous means of transport between two zones of the hub.


Internationally renowned companies and research institutions are working on the project:

Airbus Defense and Space GmbH, Germany
Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, Germany
Ericsson Antenna Technology (EAG), Germany
Deutsche Telekom, Germany
Motius, Germany
Meshmerize GmbH, Germany
Royal Institute of Technology, KTH (Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan), Sweden
Ericsson AB (EAB), Sweden
Skysense AB, Sweden
Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS), Sweden
Lakeside Labs, Austria
RED Bernard, Austria
Twins, Austria
Ericsson Hungary, Hungary
AITIA, Hungary
SAS, Sweden


May 2022 – April 2025


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