5PRING Lanches ‘Future of Transport Challenge’
Latest 5PRING challenge asks innovators to help lead the 5G revolution in the UK transport sector . Read More >
How can 5G help to ease urban traffic congestion, navigate the changing environment due to COVID-19 and make public transport more attractive to residents and visitors? That’s the fundamental challenge for our transport team.
Transport is at the heart of the West Midlands which is why we’ve put transport connectivity at the heart of our delivery strategy for 5G.
Working with our partners – including mobile network operators, broadcasters, public transport operators, and the automotive sector – we are looking for ways to implement 5G with the aim of:
Our aim is to develop quick-wins that can make a difference now and develop, longer-term opportunities that will have greater impact.
This is why we are working closely with our partners at Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) to ensure that developments align with local policy objectives and help to deliver the region’s industrial strategy – creating a happier, healthier and better-connected place to live.
5G will help us to build a region that is easily accessible to residents, visitors and businesses as they establish themselves at a thriving hub of the UK economy.
To find out how to get involved please get in touch.
Looking ahead, with our sponsor Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) we are trialling the UK’s first 5G road sensor network targeted at reducing congestion and pollution.
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West Midlands 5G’s Transport Programme Director, Chris Holmes has been featured by Digital Leaders, discussing unlocking the future of smart transport with 5G. Read More >
Transport bosses are harnessing the power of 5G technology to cut traffic congestion on some of the West Midlands busiest roads. Read More >
Chris Holmes, Programme Director - Transport for WM5G - joined Highways Voices to give an insight into how the technology can be used in the transport sector. Read More >
Six innovative and pioneering projects exploring the benefits and applications of 5G technology in the transport sector have been awarded a share of a £1.6 million investment fund. Read More >
West Midlands 5G (WM5G) has developed the UK’s very first 5G-connected tram as part of a regional transport trial in partnership with West Midlands Metro, Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), GoMedia and Icomera. Read More >
5PRING has launched its transport focused 2-week incubator program, which will run from 23rd November to 4th December 2020. The program is designed to incubate solutions for problems around micro-mobility, green transport and fleet management. Read More >
WM5G has been featured in Birmingham Business magazine. Read what our programme director of transport, Chris Holmes has to say about the recent first round transport competition winners and how they could help to improve transport in the region. Read More >
Passenger Management by Wordnerds and GoMedia aims to solve a series of transport issues by asking the following question: What could a public transport operator achieve with traveller experience, if they knew how every passenger was feeling? Read More >
Transport Accessibility looks to solve the problem of a lack of information for those who need help when travelling on the UK public transport network. It will provide timely and accurate information to passengers that need additional assistance. Read More >
Predikt is the first commercial parking proposition in the UK that uses 5G technology. Through an app, drivers will be able to rely on accurate predictions and 3D mapping that will highlight the best parking options for them, before they set off. Read More >
Following a successful funding competition, West Midlands 5G Limited (WM5G) is investing £2.4 million in seven UK-based consortiums to support the development of new products and services to transform transport across the region. Read More >