The demonstration is part of the ‘Drive Sweden’ strategic innovation program (SIP) and visitors are invited to remotely test drive a prototype vehicle built by the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

Keolis says 5G technology offers high-speed data transmission with very low latency and high reliability, enabling remote and real-time vehicle control. 5G also improves Networked Transport of RTCM via Internet Protocol (NTRIP) connection, enabling greater localisation precision.

To guarantee safety, the vehicle features geo-fencing to prevent collisions as well as a dedicated IT system for the demonstrations, ensuring very high cybersecurity standards. A driver also remained on board them test vehicle throughout the demonstration to guarantee safety.

Based on the results of this initial phase, Keolis’ says the goal is to widely deploy 5G capabilities for autonomous electric shuttles.