The 5G-Blueprint aims to design and develop a technical architecture and a business and governance model for uninterrupted cross-border teleoperational transport based on 5G connectivity.
5G-Blueprint will investigate and define:
- The economic aspects of 5G tools in cross-border transport and logistics and passenger transportation - CAPEX (capital expenditure) and OPEX (operational expenditure) - both from the supply side (telecom) and the demand side for transforming current business practices and new value propositions.
- Governance issues and solutions related to responsibilities and liability within the value chain dependent on cross-border connectivity and seamless services within the Dutch and Belgian regulatory framework (telecommunications, traffic, and 'Connected and Automated Mobility,' experimental legislation, contracts, value chain management).
- Tactical and operational (pre-)conditions that need to be in place to realize the full potential of 5G-enabled transport and logistics. This includes the implementation of 'use cases' that enhance cooperative awareness to ensure safe and responsible teleoperated transport.
- Preparations and pilot projects for tele-guided and tele-monitored road and water transport to alleviate the increasing labor shortage and bring transport and logistics to a higher efficiency level through data sharing in the supply chain and the use of AI.
- Exploring opportunities to transport more goods at night when there is an abundance of physical infrastructure capacity; this would be cost-effective due to the reduction in labor costs.
- Teleoperation will be made possible by 5G qualities such as low latency, reliable connectivity, and high bandwidth.
The outcome of the project is the blueprint for the pan-European implementation of teleoperational transport solutions in the logistics sector and beyond. More information can be found on this website.