Westfield, WMG, Nexor, Black Country Innovative Manufacturing Org

The new Very Light Rail (VLR) vehicles offer great potential to increase mobility across cities through lightweight, energy efficient rail travel. The CAT VLR project is exploring how 5G can improve the safety of such autonomous vehicles through its real time applications. The project will trial a 5G connected control system which operators will be able to interact with and respond to in real-time. CAT is also hoping to solve the major safety concern of personal items and passengers trapped in doors and will test a connected door safety system.