The power of mobile technology as highway features.
Transportation executives harness the power of the new mobile technology 5G to reduce traffic congestion on some roads in the West Midlands-London.
West Midlands 5G (WM5G) and Transport for West Midlands (TFWM) have joined forces to work on a project to demonstrate the beneficial impacts of using 5G on London’s road network.
Among the possibilities, the new network information system will provide real-time traffic information to the regional control center, enabling rapid action, detour implementations, and issuing instant warnings to drivers. The traffic data will be used to identify traffic trends and help in the planning of the mobility development.
The Road Sensor Network will also deploy environmental sensors to gain greater insight into levels of noise, particles, CO and CO2 counts, as well as weather and humidity data. This type of information will support London’s public body TfWM in achieving air quality targets and also assist the region in reducing its emissions rate; which in turn will improve the health and well-being of local citizens and road users.