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Part 2: 5G Simone – more efficient mobility for tomorrow

“5G SIMONE” (sicher.mobil.vernetzt. mit 5G) is a research project from the 5G.NRW funding competition. Among other things, it tests the networking of driverless transport systems, such as the MonoCab. This type of innovative monorail vehicle is intended to travel on disused sections of track and make public transport more attractive again there. The vehicles are battery-powered and drive in an automated to, in perspective, autonomous manner. These transportation systems can be a major step toward a significantly more efficient, faster and more reliable means of transport.

Here, the 5G radio network provides real-time networking of vehicle controllers, communication with the environment to detect potential hazards early, communication with the control center, communication among vehicles, and transmission of high-resolution video streams. The research of the 5G radio network and the resulting provision of 5G services is hybrid: On the one hand, a 5G standalone campus network of Fraunhofer IOSB-INA is used, on the other hand, the public mobile network of the German Telekom is used.

Our partners in this innovative research project are Fraunhofer IOSB-INA (consortium leader), Biqx GmbH, DB Systemtechnik GmbH, Technische Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe and T-Systems International GmbH.

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