5PRING’s Future of Transport Challenge has received coverage in Business & Innovation Magazine. As part of the challenge, industry-leading organisations,HS2 Ltd, Port of Tyne, National Express, Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) and BCRRE (Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education) have set a series of challenges for start-ups and SMEs to solve, using 5G-enabled solutions.
Successful applicants will receive access to cutting edge technology via a private 5G network, a tailored acceleration programme, as well as coaching, mentoring and expertise provided by experts from the leading organisations, and 5PRING consortium members Telefonica UK (O2), Deloitte, Wayra and Digital Catapult.
Charlotte Hills, HS2 Ltd’s Innovation Manager, commented: “We’re pleased to be part of the Future of Transport Challenge. Creative 5G-powered solutions have an important part to play in the UK’s transport network and I’m looking forward to seeing what new ideas come forward.”
Sanchit Khandelwal, Head of Group Digital Products for National Express said: “We’re delighted to be part of the Future of Transport challenge. We believe 5G brings huge potential to improve our services and make our customers’ journeys better. That could be vehicle tracking, passenger counting, journey planning, CCTV, predictive maintenance, real-time on-board bus information for customers – or something else we’ve not even thought of yet. We’re excited to see what solutions are provoked by our challenges and we’d really urge innovators to apply to the programme.”