The new 5G wireless technology was revealed by APM Terminals at the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona this week. This will help in the usage of V2X communication in which the information is moved between vehicles and other entities that can have an impact on it.
During his presentation, named, “5G in a container terminal: V2X applied to Cranes. Improving safety in a dangerous Environment”, Sergi Domínguez Tomas, Head of IT at APM Terminals Barcelona, said that the 5G technology provides with a chance for the development of new solutions for the optimization of safety in the terminal.
“Wireless communications have always been difficult to manage in container terminals, but we are convinced that 5G technology will allow us to use V2X systems in our terminal, to optimise safety in our processes,” he said.
Vehicle-to-Everything Communication Systems (V2X)
Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) communication means the passing of data from a vehicle to some entity that can have an impact on it and vice versa. Such a system is being studied by car manufacturers for some time now, for the betterment of safety at road and for improved management of traffic flow.
The improvements in wireless communication are making it possible for the cars to communicate with one another and the communication with roadside units.
These V2X wireless communication systems that are based on car are also known as Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS).
“By using V2X solutions in our cranes we offer our drivers extra support to maintain their safety, while also allowing the mapping of terminals, people and possible dangerous obstacles,” concluded Sergi Domínguez. “We are creating a fully controlled environment”.