Category archives: Transport

Connected car legislation must put EU transport goals in the fast lane

By Joakim Reiter, Group External Affairs Director, Vodafone; Dr. Christoph Grote, Senior Vice President Electronics, BMW Group; Ulf Pehrsson, Vice President Government and Industry Relations, Ericsson.
Digitisation is driving the most significant period of change in the automotive industry since the introduction of the moving assembly line in 1913.
Today, millions of cars use mobile networks for […]

Why your 5G network needs 5G transport

Transport has always been the “middle child” of the network— an essential part of the family that’s often underappreciated and ignored. But as the next wave of mobile communications, with LTE Advanced and 5G, sweeps us forward, it’s time to take notice of the supporting RAN Transport.

Future of rail freight transportation – going digital to increase volume and efficiency

The rail freight industry in Europe has to transform to increase its market share and ensure sustainable economic growth. Rail freight players are not fully connected to one another and cannot share important data with other modes of transport. The ability to do this would go a long way to improving customer service, gaining operational […]

Digital supply chain transformation – sharing data to unlock the potential in logistics

Sharing data in logistics and transportation should be easier than shipping it.

Saving lives with cellular networks and Intelligent Transport Systems

Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) are expected to deliver safety, efficiency, environmental and comfort benefits to road users by exchanging traffic-related information between vehicles (V2V), vehicles and infrastructure (V2I) and vehicles and pedestrians (V2P). But in Europe they are in danger of being penalized by drafting procedures of the European Commission.

Roadtripping in the 21st century

I remember growing up that my parents struggled to have enough money to raise a family. I wouldn’t say we were poor, but I know that my mom told us that they saved for a few months to get a sofa, then another few months to afford a table.

We need three-dimensional traffic congestion solutions

When walking the dog in my neighborhood, I increasingly have to navigate around cars that are too big to fit on the driveways and protrude out onto the pavement. I asked a neighbor why he doesn’t just park his in the garage and he told me the garage is too small…

5G, IoT, and future car technology – what the vehicle of the future looks like

What does the vehicle of the future look like? More importantly, how does it work? How does it make our world more efficient, safer and ecologically sound? These are the questions I’m thinking about in preparation for my presentation at FT Future of the Car Summit in London.

Connected vehicle technology – everything you need to know in 2018

Spring 2018 has been a busy and exciting season for me. I am happy for the chance to step out of the lab to share what we are working on at Ericsson with audiences at a number of events, including 5GAA, Mobile World Congress and the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show. When I visit such […]

Building trust in autonomous vehicle safety

Societies around the world are currently facing a plague, the effect of which can be seen on our roads every day. Traffic-related deaths have climbed to 1.4 million annually, and that number could double if we don’t make real changes in the way we design cars. For the past 22 years, I have worked at […]