The focus of the “FJORD 5G” project is on the development, testing and demonstration of systems that use the 5G mobile communications standard to enable autonomous modes of transport and to interconnect them in the long term.
It involves a 5G simulation in a virtual test field, 5G data management and a 5G control center to monitor autonomous maneuvers.
Vodafone Germany will equip the part of Kiel’s inner fjord that belongs to the city center with 5G by the end of 2021 and will expand this area in the course of the project.
Further potentials for use are being researched and tested:
a) to optimise port logistics with 5G and
b) in the field of sailing, especially in the areas of broadcasting sailing regattas, e.g. as part of the German Sailing League or Kiel Week (Kieler Woche) and the coaching of the German Olympic Sailing team at the Kiel site.
The project is to be financed from the partners’ own resources and funding. To this end, an application was submitted to the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) in August 2020 within the framework of the funding guideline “5G Implementation Funding under the 5G Innovation Program” dated June 2, 2020.
With the 5G innovation competition, the BMVI promotes innovative 5G pilot projects in pioneer regions. These projects are designed to develop and test concrete 5G applications and business models under real conditions in local authorities. The BMVI has already supported the development of an implementation concept from January to August 2020 with 100,000 euros.
- State Capital Kiel
- Kiel University
- Vodafone GmbH
- AVL Deutschland GmbH
- Raytheon Anschütz GmbH
- ADDIX Internet Services GmbH
- Wissenschaftszentrum Kiel GmbH
- Seehafen Kiel GmbH & Co. KG
- HH Vision
As part of the project, Vodafone Germany will equip the part of Kiel’s inner fjord that belongs to the city center with 5G by the end of 2021 and expand this area.
LINKS TO THE PROJECT:
As part of the project, Vodafone Germany will equip the part of Kiel’s inner fjord that belongs to the city center with 5G by the end of 2021 and will expand this area during the course of the project. See also:
Project page of Vodafone GmbH
Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure