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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:

  • Making transport more efficient and reliable
  • Improving access to work, study and leisure
  • Enhancing the experience of travellers by improving services and products across the transport system

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.

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We’re helping to drive significant innovation across the West Midlands transport network through a range of 5G trials, including real-time parking availability, HD CCTV for the region’s tram network and utilising existing 5G infrastructure to count traffic.

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Join WM5G at 5G Week
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Join WM5G at 5G Week

The 2nd Annual 5G Week of activities is designed to push forward the 5G ecosystem with workshops and panels all around 5G technology. Read More >

Reflecting on the work of WM5G
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Reflecting on the work of WM5G

Chris Holmes, Programme Director as Transport at West Midlands 5G, looks at the work completed as part of the West Midland's 5G testbed and discusses the future of the project. Read More >

WM5G featured by Birmingham Business magazine
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WM5G featured by Birmingham Business magazine

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 >

Mark Stansfeld featured by Rail Business Daily
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Mark Stansfeld featured by Rail Business Daily

Chair of WM5G, Mark Stansfeld has written an article for Rail Business Daily, looking at what's next for 5G in the rail industry. Mobile and broadband connectivity has become more important than ever to the way we live and work... Read More >

Transport competition winner: Passenger Management
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Transport competition winner: Passenger Management

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 competition winner: Predikt
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Transport competition winner: Predikt

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 >

Transport competition winner: CURBS
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Transport competition winner: CURBS

The Continuous Urban Scanner (CURBS) aims to retrofit specialist LiDAR cameras to vehicles in order to more effectively manage the city’s roads and infrastructure by utilising data to create a real-time 3D mapping and dynamic monitoring system... Read More >

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