5G-Blueprint was launched in September 2020 with an aim to design and validate technical architecture and business and governance models for uninterrupted cross-border teleoperated transport based on 5G connectivity. Funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No 952189, the project just completed the first round of testing and presented its initial results and lessons learned to the European Commission.
Some parts of the on-site review meeting, including live demonstrations were recorded and can be watched here:
The first round of tests has been successful, having provided a lot of useful learnings. Pleased with the initial results, the project consortium is now moving onto the final project stage. “We are confident that our main concept, using 5G for teleoperation of vehicles and vessels in transport and logistics, can be very valuable, not only when used as the sole technique in certain conditions, but even more when combined appropriately with automation functions as the missing piece of the puzzle towards actual deployment of autonomous driving and sailing solutions,” Dr. Wim Vandenberghe, 5G-Blueprint Project Coordinator.