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5G for latency-critical IoT applications

5G not only promises increased data rates but also targets new use cases important to the IoT ecosystem. Therefore, one of its distinguishing features will be the provision of low-latency data communication for machine type applications. We are investigating the use of 5G for latency-critical IoT applications in the collaborative research project, Fast Wireless, a German government funded initiative involving large and small companies, research institutes and universities.

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5G teleoperated vehicles for future public transport

When autonomous mode fails, or human assistance is required in a complicated scenario like road blocked due to accident or work, the ability to monitor and remotely operate a driverless vehicle becomes crucial. In this post, we discuss Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) and the significant roles cellular networks can play.

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Connecting the port of Livorno

Successively more sectors in our society are becoming connected. Mid November, Ericsson participated in taking a major step towards the connected, intelligent sea port; a Plugtest Interop event focused on Intelligent transport systems, and an associated innovation conference – SPIN2016 – in the city of Livorno, Italy. Both activities are part of our 5G initiative in the Tuscany region.

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LTE for Intelligent Transport Systems

The automotive sector is in need of innovative connectivity solutions for enabling improved safety and transport efficiency, i.e., ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems). Enhancements to the LTE standard targeting current and future ITS use cases are already being specified and they are planned for completion in early 2017. Another candidate radio access technology being considered for the first wave of ITS services is IEEE 802.11p.

Based on our research and our contribution to LTE standardization, we can now present the first comparison between LTE and IEEE 802.11p for ITS cooperative awareness safety services. Our results indicate that LTE, based on Ericsson’s standardization proposals in 3GPP, can attain communication ranges that are twice as long compared to 802.11p, both in congested urban and high speed highway scenarios.

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