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Connected mobility is reaching a new stage in Singapore. The country is transitioning into a global innovation hub for research in connected mobility, where cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) communications will be used to enhance safety by relaying real-time traffic navigation and hazard information to users in advance. It can send traffic warning notifications at road junctions, which helps optimize road usage by reducing travelling time and minimizing the risk of accidents.
The state’s NTU university is collaborating with local telecommunications company M1 to integrate 5G technology into Singapore’s first-of-its-kind C-V2X research testbed.
The infrastructure for a 5G connected mobility testbed and trial will be supplied by M1 which will deploy three 5G base stations for C-V2X communications at the NTU Smart Campus. The increased capacity and capabilities of the network will deliver ultra-fast and reliable low-latency communications over a wider coverage area.
The network’s radio efficiency is further improved by massive Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) that can support hundreds of sensors on-board vehicles including transport infrastructure such as traffic lights.
To-date, NTU has completed 12 V2X research projects with leading industry partners. according to ntu.edu.sg.
The new testbed will also allow industry partners to co-design and co-deploy 5G connected mobility solutions for a range of safety-critical use cases such as collision avoidance, real-time traffic routing, and network security, according to traffictechnologytoday.com.