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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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).
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

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Supply Chain Innovation

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