A 5G trial between in Japan has attained data speeds of up to 1Gbps streaming in a connected vehicle travelling at 30km/h.
ZDNet reports that the trial, by NTT DoCoMo, Intel, Ericsson, Denso, and Toyota was conducted at Tokyo’s Odaiba waterfront last week making use of Intel’s Go 5G Automotive Platform terminal and on-board antenna head for connected car trials; Ericsson’s base stations and cloud-RAN technology; NTT DoCoMo’s 5G trial environment; and a Toyota Alphard vehicle.
“This accomplishment marks the first 5G multi-vendor interoperability trial involving a device connected to a base station in an automotive environment,” the companies are quoted as saying.
The report adds that NTT DoCoMo said it has been operating 5G trial sites since May to allow customers to experience new technologies, products, and solutions, with the carrier also collaborating with Toyota on R&D for a 5G connected cars IT platform.
The five companies formed a connected cars big data consortium in August with the aim of connecting cloud computing networks to support real-time mapping, driving assistance, and other services.