COCUS_Airspan_5G_01 ZF Wismar autonomous driving
COCUS_Airspan_5G_01 ZF Wismar autonomous driving

COCUS & Airspan accelerate digitalization for autonomous driving

Industry 4.0 relies on connectivity for mission-critical operations. Enterprises across all industries are increasingly relying on strong networks and connectivity solutions to meet their daily business needs. A dependency and a risk that can determine the future success of operations and processes.

To prevent this risk, more and more companies are feeling the need for their own connectivity solutions. Many are choosing to build their own mobile private networks to have full control over their network infrastructures and data. In doing so, they benefit from full network coverage on their premises and can minimize security risks and downtime. These benefits become especially valuable in environments that focus on efficiency, innovation and future-proof solutions.

Our connectivity solutions in the German market

COCUS’ 5G campus network solution adds value to existing and new business models by enabling connectivity and thus productivity and automation, realizing deep insights into secure processes, and setting the stage for innovation. Together with Airspan as one of the leading providers for open RAN ecosystems, we can offer the highest quality standards for customers with business-critical requirements, such as in the areas of remote maintenance and autonomous driving.

Automating operations and improving process control at the Seaport of Wismar

The “PORTABLE 5.0” project led by the seaport of Wismar is funded by the Federal Ministry for Digital Affairs and Transport with 4.1 million euros until 2024 to test various 5G applications for German ports In the standalone 5G Campus network, which COCUS is providing together with Airspan, the seaport is testing various use cases. Among them, process optimization in real-time dispatching with resident companies, remote control of shiploaders and vehicles for timber transport from the port to timber manufacturers, latency testing for remote control, and remote operation of drones for remote maintenance and warehousing. Within the local network, the seaport can transmit video streams and telemetry data from vehicles and cranes on the site in real time. The seaport can also counteract current problems such as labor shortages by allowing many tasks that were previously performed manually to be managed remotely, resulting in greater cost efficiency and easier working conditions for on-site employees. By testing various use cases, a high multiplier effect of the results is to be achieved, from which other German ports will benefit in the future.

Kremp Seaport Wismar
“We are pleased that the PORTABLE 5.0 concept was able to convince with its innovation potential and that we will now be able to implement the first future ideas with the 5G mobile private network from COCUS!”

Michael Kremp, Managing Director Seehafen Wismar GmbH

“We are pleased that the PORTABLE 5.0 concept was able to convince with its innovation potential and that we will now be able to implement the first future ideas with the 5G mobile private network from COCUS!”

Michael Kremp, Managing Director Seehafen Wismar GmbH

Kremp Seaport Wismar

Global automotive technology leader ZF benefits from real-time data transmission to optimize testing processes

ZF is one of the world’s largest and most modern automotive suppliers. With the recently expanded Erich Reinecke test site for commercial vehicles in Jeversen, ZF is taking on an important role in the testing and development of new solutions and technologies that are helping to shape the future of mobility. The facility supports the testing and development of a wide range of new technologies such as lane-keeping systems, traffic jam assistants, highway pilots, and fully automated solutions for connected driving.

Given the enormous data requirements for automated vehicle control and safety, traditional Wi-Fi service is not sufficient to support real-time communication and real-time analysis of collected telemetry data. To meet this challenge, ZF has decided to operate its own 5G campus network on the Jeversen test track. With the COCUS connectivity solution, seamless handovers and data transfers are enabled in real time, allowing ultra-fast data exchange to support direct evaluation of test runs and feedback to drivers on the latest results. In addition, the solution reduces the effort of manual data processing, which enables faster and more effective research and development and leads to lower costs in the long run.

"We are proud to have set a new benchmark with our 5G standalone campus network which enables ZF to quickly adapt the network to future technology changes, expand it to support new innovation and to help shape Next Generation Mobility. We are looking forward to continuing our close partnership with COCUS AG.”

Dr. Rolf Reinema, Vice President IT Workplace, IT Infrastructure & Operations, IT Security

"We are proud to have set a new benchmark with our 5G standalone campus network which enables ZF to quickly adapt the network to future technology changes, expand it to support new innovation and to help shape Next Generation Mobility. We are looking forward to continuing our close partnership with COCUS AG.”

Dr. Rolf Reinema, Vice President IT Workplace, IT Infrastructure & Operations, IT Security

Airspan & COCUS provide non-proprietary connectivity solution for businesses

For a long time, companies operating private network solutions were tied to the respective manufacturers and restricted in their expansion and further development. COCUS and Airspan joined forces in 2020 to enable enterprises to benefit from the Open RAN approach, which allows the necessary software and hardware components to operate flexibly with each other in the private 5G mobile network. The opening of the previously manufacturer-specific interfaces enables the widespread use of common hardware and software solutions from different providers as well as the uncomplicated adaptation of the new mobile communications standard.

Innovation based on 5G mobile networks does not stop with remote-controlled vehicles and autonomous driving. The COCUS solution with Airspan components are also used in research and development organizations such as Fraunhofer and various universities to accelerate the future of localization, e-assessments and the development of practical 5G.

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