West Midlands 5G wins smart city award

The body established to accelerate the benefits of 5G connectivity in the West Midlands, WM5G has won the Smart City Initiative Award at the Connected Britain Awards 2021, in recognition of its development and roll-out of a range 5G-enabled projects to discover innovative transport solutions across the Midlands region. WM5G supports 14 revolutionary 5G-enabled road […]

First standalone 5G network up and running in Milton Keynes

The UK’s first standalone 5G network is now up and running in Milton Keynes, which is powering driverless cars, robots, medical devices, and energy-saving devices. The new project, called MK:5G, is being trialled by businesses to do everything from managing traffic flow and powering up driverless vehicles, to enabling patients to be monitored without having to […]

Vodafone’s V2X trial goes live

A new mobility cloud platform designed to improve road user safety is being tested for the first time on the open road in the UK. Developed by Vodafone, Nokia and Chordant, with support from the UK Government Centre for Connected and Automated Vehicles and the Midlands Future Mobility consortium, the platform is providing digitally connected […]

5G and transport explained on this week’s Highways Voices

“The business case for 5G is not transport, let’s not kid ourselves,” says connected vehicle expert Andy Graham from White Willow Consulting on this week’s Highways Voices podcast. But, he explains, the technology does give many opportunities to transform transport, “We should be definitely pushing with 5G… we should be really taking the advantage of […]

West Midlands 5G develops UK’s first 5G-connected tram

West Midlands 5G (WM5G) has developed the UK’s first 5G-connected tram as part of a regional transport trial in partnership with West Midlands Metro, Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), GoMedia and Icomera. Trams collect a variety of valuable information, including CCTV footage and vehicle performance and maintenance data. Currently, this information is accessed and downloaded manually, outside the hours […]


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