The BMW Group announced that it will test the 5G connect system at the Dingolfing factory in Germany.
The aim of this project is to build a fully connected production system in which self-driving transport systems, logistics robots and mobile devices communicate with each other and with control systems. The project will examine the use of robots, mobile devices and digital displays in the logistics process and test connectivity between different systems.
5G networks can process huge amounts of data very quickly. 5G communication enables high-speed gigabit data communication with low delay and high reliability in factories and research laboratories. For example, a cart full of vehicle parts assembled in a factory can move through the factory by unmanned automatic driving.
With a new generation of 5G communication standards, large amounts of data can be transmitted in a very short time. The test will play an important role in linking various logistics solutions.
5G also enables real-time connectivity between machines and systems. The long-term goal is to build a 5G network at all BMW Group plants around the world.