NTT Docomo and Sony to Trial 5G-Enabled Hi-Tech Vehicle
NTT Docomo has agreed with Sony to conduct a joint trial involving the real-time transmission of high-definition video via a fifth-generation (5G) mobile communications system to a 4K digital signage system fitted to the outside of the Sony’sNew Concept Cart. Sony Concept Cart is an experimental high-tech vehicle and Sony plans to commercialize it in 2020. The trial will be conducted at the 5G Trial Site in Tokyo, which DOCOMO built to assess 5G technologies and potential commercial services that it is developing with partners.
Leveraging 5G’s advanced capabilities, including ultra-high speed, ultra-large capacity, low latency and massive connectivity, the test will evaluate the speed and quality of high-definition video transmitted via a 5G system to the vehicle’s high-definition 4K digital sign. The New Concept Cart will be showcased at DOCOMO’s research and development exhibition Mietekita Chotto Saki no Mirai (A Peek into the Near Future) at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan) in Odaiba, Tokyo from November 9 to November 11.