07 Jul Gamma Solutions to provide 5G infrastructure for Project Connector, autonomous vehicles initiative in Cambridge
- Project Connector will leverage Gamma Solutions’ 5G expertise and infrastructure to enable remote monitoring and teleoperation of autonomous vehicles in Cambridge.
Cambridge, July 7, 2023 – Project Connector, backed by Innovate UK, will conduct a large-scale test of autonomous vehicles in the city of Cambridge. Gamma Solutions, a 5G infrastructure provider, will facilitate remote monitoring and teleoperation of the vehicles.
The Cambridge Connector project will carry out a comprehensive on-demand test of autonomous vehicles, with up to 13 electric vehicles providing passenger services integrated with existing public transportation in Cambridge. The services will operate at two sites identified as ideal test locations: the University of Cambridge’s West Cambridge Campus and the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. The 12-month test will be gradual, and the autonomous vehicles will use a remote monitoring and teleoperation service connected via 5G to support their autonomous operation and enable cost-effective implementation.
To enable the operation of autonomous vehicles, Gamma Solutions will design and implement the necessary 5G infrastructure. All of this is supported by the experience and knowledge gained during the “Cáceres 5G” project, where five commercial use cases of 5G technology were conducted. One of these cases involves enabling autonomous vehicles (AV), making Gamma Solutions the ideal developer of 5G infrastructure to support the Cambridge AV project.
“We are thrilled to be part of Project Connector and collaborate on this large-scale test of autonomous vehicles in Cambridge. Our experience in developing 5G infrastructure will allow us to provide reliable and efficient connectivity to support the autonomous operation of vehicles and contribute to the improvement of public transportation in the region” stated José Contreras, Head of Diggia in the UK.
With Project Connector, Cambridge is moving towards the future of autonomous mobility and laying the groundwork for increased efficiency, congestion reduction, and air quality improvement in the region. This initiative is expected to mark a milestone in the use of autonomous vehicles integrated into public transportation.