Driverless 5G-enabled lorries to be tested in Northeast

A new project’s been announced which will use 5G technology to automate a 40 tonne HGV. Technology company North has been appointed to design, build and support the £4.9 million operation, which will take place close to Vantec at the Nissan test track in Sunderland. North will partner with Nokia in a project they say […]

Football fans to get driverless shuttle

Football fans heading to watch the Milton Keynes Dons will be able to ride to the ground from a local railway station in a driverless shuttle. As part of the MK 5G Create project, the Coventry-based driverless vehicle maker Aurrigo is going to supply a ten-seater pod to take people from Bletchley Station to Stadium: […]

ERTICO reports on 5G progress

The Europe-wide ITS organisation ERTICO has released an update on its 5G-MOBIX project, which is developing and testing automated vehicle functionalities using 5G. The research along multiple cross-border corridors and urban trial sites in Europe, China and Korea involves 55 organisations and companies. The project has released a joint white paper with other two European projects, 5GCroco […]

5G funding announced for West Midlands

West Midlands 5G Limited has announced £2.4 million of funding for seven UK-based consortiums to support the development of new connected products and services which it hopes will transform transport across the region. It says the funding competition’s first phase will deliver exciting innovation projects that – if successful – will either provide a use […]

ERTICO announces two 5G projects

The European Intelligent Transport organisation ERTICO has announced two new projects to test and evaluate 5G-related services. 5G-LOGINNOV aims to see how connected technology can be used to reduce emissions by synchronising 5G in intelligent approaches to the management, routing and optimisation in port areas and use a secure information sharing infrastructure. 5G-META will evaluate […]

University predicts 5G the key to CAV safety

A new report is boosting the public’s awareness of the potential for 5G to facilitate driverless vehicle take up, predicting that connectivity will drastically reduce the number of road accidents Glasgow Caledonian University researchers have published findings from a study saying 5G’s high-speed-low-delay nature will improve the reliability and capability of automated vehicles to the point […]


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