Friday, 22 October 2021

West Midlands pioneers UK’s first 5G connected tram

posted by West Midlands 5G
Monday 08 March 21

West Midlands 5G (WM5G) has developed the UK’s very 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 of operation. With the UK’s first 5G-connected tram, 5G’s increased bandwidth allows for high-definition CCTV footage captured on the tram to be securely and remotely transferred to the Regional Traffic Control Centre while in operation. This ability to transmit high-levels of data almost instantaneously unlocks incredible opportunities to strengthen passenger safety and has now been proven by WM5G and its partners…

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 of operation. With the UK’s first 5G-connected tram, 5G’s increased bandwidth allows for high-definition CCTV footage captured on the tram to be securely and remotely transferred to the Regional Traffic Control Centre while in operation. This ability to transmit high-levels of data almost instantaneously unlocks incredible opportunities to strengthen passenger safety and has now been proven by WM5G and its partners…

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