Xiamen BRT to adopt 5G-driven intelligent and connected mass transit system
The Xiamen Municipal Bureau of Transport has just signed a framework agreement for strategic cooperation using the highly anticipated 5G network with Datang Mobile on June 13th, according to the West Strait Morning Post.
The two parties will work together to set up a 5G-driven transportation project that is expected to propel Xiamen into the era of smart transportation.
The creation of an intelligent and connected driving system for BRT will be China’s first commercial 5G network.
The BRT Group will launch the 5G transformation on BRT Line 1 by the end of this June, and Xiamen BRT vehicles should adopt the advanced driver assistance systems (Level 2) by the end of 2018.
According to SAE International, Level 2 automation means that the driver no longer needs to control the speed and steering of the vehicle, but remains able to take control of the vehicle if corrections are needed.