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5G techs boost construction of smart transportation systems across China

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5G techs boost construction of smart transportation systems across China

2024-06-09 16:53 Last Updated At:06-10 01:47

The rapid development of 5G technologies has boosted the construction of smart transportation systems in China, particularly in low-altitude field and land transportation.

Last month, a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) drone successfully transported 20 kilograms of fresh seafood from Zhoushan City, east China's Zhejiang Province to Shanghai. The long-span cross-sea low-altitude flight of more than 100 kilometers relies heavily on the complete 5G network.

"5G base stations have been deployed on the lighthouses on some uninhabited islands and offshore wind power platforms to achieve full signal coverage along drone routes. And through the technology of synesthesia, the flight altitude, speed and other status information of a drone are monitored in real time to ensure its safe flight," said Liu Yifan, a wireless network optimization engineer of China Mobile Zhoushan Branch.

The application of 5G technologies can further expand the usage scenarios in low-altitude field such as island logistics distribution and maritime rescue.

Back to the land, China's first fully automatic drone-based highway inspection system was officially launched in the east China province of Jiangxi recently.

At the Smart Highway Emergency Command Center at the foot of the province's Lushan Mountain, staff members were using cruise drones to observe the traffic conditions of various sections of the scenic area.

Now the mountainous roads in the area are equipped with various 5G smart devices which can send alarms and reminders or offer other support for vehicles in foggy weather and snowy days and at the sharp bends.

In southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, the world's first underground tunnel 5G+ Beidou satellite navigation system has recently been put into use.

The mountain city of Chongqing is well known for it complex overpasses, tunnels and underground ring roads. In the past, insufficient signal accuracy often caused a short disconnection in navigation.

Now, the precision, speed and stability of navigation software in underground scenarios have been greatly improved with the application of the 5G+ Beidou global satellite navigation system, combined with the core computing power backed by cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence and smart transportation.

"Now we are moving on the Panlong Interchange in Chongqing. We can see that our vehicle is driving on the right lane. On the conventional navigation app, we can see our car is jumping between the left and right lanes. But on the high-precision navigation app, it is shown clearly that our car continues moving on the right lane following the navigation," said Jia Xi, director of transportation industry of China Mobile Communications Group Chongqing Co., Ltd.

Over the years, China has achieved global leadership in 5G network infrastructure, made continuous breakthroughs in key core technologies, and achieved remarkable results in the integration of digital and physical applications since the issuance of 5G commercial licenses on June 6, 2019, said Zhao Zhiguo, a chief engineer of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) on Thursday.

By the end of April, China had built nearly 3.75 million 5G base stations, or about 26 per 10,000 people. The country's essential 5G standard patent claims had accounted for over 42 percent of the world's total.

5G techs boost construction of smart transportation systems across China

5G techs boost construction of smart transportation systems across China

5G techs boost construction of smart transportation systems across China

5G techs boost construction of smart transportation systems across China

The Palestinian death toll from the ongoing Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip has risen to 38,983, the Gaza-based health authorities said on Sunday.

During the past 24 hours, the Israeli military killed 64 people and wounded 105 others, bringing the total death toll to 38,983 and injuries to 89,727 since the Palestinian-Israeli conflict broke out in early October 2023, it said in a statement.

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said in a statement that IDF troops are continuing to operate in the Gaza Strip from land, air, and sea.

During operations in the Rafah area in southern Gaza, "an IDF aircraft identified an armed terrorist cell advancing toward troops, who responded swiftly and eliminated the cell," said the IDF.

"In the central Gaza Strip, IDF troops conducted targeted operations on multiple military structures, locating various types of weaponry," it added.

The Israeli military also said that a senior member of the Hamas had been killed in a recent joint operation carried out by the IDF and Shin Bet, the country's internal security agency.

On the same day, Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, said that its fighters had engaged in intense clashes with the Israeli army in various places in Gaza, and had used rockets and explosive devices to attack Israeli tanks and army forces.

Palestinian death toll from Israeli attacks in Gaza rises to 38,983: health authorities

Palestinian death toll from Israeli attacks in Gaza rises to 38,983: health authorities

Palestinian death toll from Israeli attacks in Gaza rises to 38,983: health authorities

Palestinian death toll from Israeli attacks in Gaza rises to 38,983: health authorities

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