Frank Meisel, our COCUS 5G Customer Projects Director, was invited to speak at the 2023 Mobile Network Testing Forum. In his presentation “private networks, why proper planning and measurements are very important”, he will provide insights into COCUS’ 5G Campus2Go solution and various customer projects. Special focus is placed on the planning and measurement processes during project implementation.
Our contribution to the Mobile Network Testing Forum 2023
ZF: autonomous, connected and electrified commercial vehicles
Our customer ZF is investing in forward-looking research and development of autonomous, connected and electrified commercial vehicles with the help of its own 5G Campus network.
At the heart of this project is COCUS’ 5G Campus network, which provides outstanding performance and stability infrastructure for a dedicated test track. Using low latency and high security standards, this network enables near real-time transmission of vehicle commands.
Thanks to 5G-based technology, pioneering applications and innovations are being driven forward in the fields of autonomous driving, vehicle connectivity and electrification. The combination of 5G and the latest vehicle technologies opens up new horizons and creates an optimal basis for the mobility of the future.
COCUS’ high-performance and stable transmission infrastructure turns the test track into a laboratory for groundbreaking developments. Autonomous vehicles can be tested and further developed here under realistic conditions. The near real-time transmission of vehicle commands enables precise and safe handling of vehicles, which is an important step towards safe and efficient mobility in the future.
The 5G Campus network from COCUS thus represents progress in the field of vehicle technology and the use of forward-looking technologies. The research and development of autonomous, connected and electrified commercial vehicles is becoming a milestone here for the mobility of tomorrow.
Seaport of Wismar: Efficiency and performance in port operations
Various use cases are planned for the “PORTABLE 5.0” project at the seaport of Wismar, which aim to increase efficiency and performance in port operations. A key focus is real-time dispatching in collaboration with resident companies. The aim here is to optimize processes in order to make operations more efficient.
Another important aspect of the project is the remote control of ship loaders and vehicles for timber transport between the port and timber producers. By using 5G technology, these operations can be controlled more precisely, which should lead to improved logistics and time savings.
A crucial point in testing the use cases is to check the latency for remote control. Thanks to the low latencies enabled by 5G, commands can be transmitted and executed in near real time. This is critical to ensure the safety and efficiency of remotely controlled processes.
Additionally, the project team plans to use drones for remote maintenance and storage purposes. Remote control of these drones using 5G technology can optimize maintenance operations and inventory management, resulting in cost savings and improved infrastructure.
An important goal of the project is to achieve high multiplier effects so that not only the port in question but also other German ports can benefit from the knowledge and technologies gained. The use of 5G enables a future-proof basis for these use cases thanks to high data transmission rates and low latencies, as it allows data to be transmitted in near real time. This will be an important prerequisite for further advancing port operations and related processes in the maritime industry.