Glasgow 5G Tech in Public Transport
Glasgow City Council trials 5G, augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) in public transport.
22:08 05 August 2019
Glasgow City Council has received £2.4million funding to use 5G to provide “infotainment” services in public transport. The council will test the use of augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) to provide services, including travel information, video streaming and gaming using wearable devices such as head sets.
Digital Minister Margot James said: “5G is the future of connectivity and we want the UK to be a world leader. This collaboration with South Korea will explore innovative ways to use the technology to deliver content and services on transport networks in Seoul and Glasgow.
“I’m delighted that this will create new partnership and business opportunities for UK SMEs, academia and local government.”
The scheme, which is funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the South Korean Government, aims to explore the use of 5G on transport systems.