5G technology enables high-speed data transmission with very low latency and high reliability, so the vehicle can be controlled at distance and in real time. 5G also improves NTRIP connection, enabling greater precision in the localisation of the vehicle.
It was recently showcased by Keolis jointly with Ericsson. The companies showcased how 5G technology can be harnessed to control autonomous vehicles remotely. The demonstration was held on the June 10-12 in UITP World Congress, Stockholm. The 5G technology was provided by Ericsson that offered increased efficiency, reliability and safety in autonomous vehicles operation.
The visitors could remotely test drive a prototype vehicle made by the KTH Royal Institute of Technology. The vehicle was located at the Ericsson headquarters in Kista 15 kilometres from where the event is being held.
To guarantee safety, the vehicle features geo-fencing to prevent collision as well as a dedicated IT system for these demonstrations, ensuring very high cybersecurity standards. A safety driver also remained on board the test vehicle throughout the demonstration.
This demo is an important milestone for Keolis, as it illustrates its expertise in autonomous vehicle operations and enables the Group to enhance its future mobility offer. Based on the results of this initial phase, Keolis’ goal is to deploy 5G capabilities widely aboard autonomous electric shuttles.
Source: Press Release