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Ericsson At MWC19 — The Innovation Continues!

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At MWC19, we have a newly developed teleoperation system, where visitors can sit down in the driver’s seat and remotely control a T-pod– Einride’s autonomous, all-electric truck located at AstaZero, a test site outside Gothenburg, Sweden.

Einride is a special project as it’s on the cutting edge of two areas.  Ericsson President and CEO Börje Ekholm talked about it in his speech here on Monday as a transformative transportation solution.  But he also used Einride as an example of a potential exponential climate solution in a post for the World Economic Forum, writing:

Einride estimates the CO2 reduction potential per pallet of freight when transitioning from diesel to electricity to be 90% for countries with a low-carbon electricity mix, like Sweden. It will also reduce emissions of harmful NOx and ultrafine soot particles.

So how do you make money on 5G and IoT?

This is the million dollar question in telecom now, right?  we got pointed in two general directions at the booth today.  One was the consumer opportunity, which we’ll get into in depth in a post later in the week.  The second is the industry.

And that leads directly to the Carousel of IoT.  This is the conversation starter for the whole IoT area.  It’s a rotating carousel of features a series of plain objects, from handbags to drones to shoes.  You pick up a tablet and aim at them, and the magic happens.  The status objects come to life with all kinds of diagnostic information or shopping-related information or graphics.

It’s like Pokemon hunting on Pokemon Go, a point that many have made, says Lisa Elenius Taylor, Head of IoT Marketing, who wrote a post earlier this week: Walking the Talk: Demonstrating 5G and IoT at MWC19.

“They just want to see the next one and the next one,” she says of the rotating circle of objects.

The demo is so engaging that customers end up exploring it by themselves. Talk about making the possibilities of AR and IoT real!

Check out our award-winning unmanned river vessel

Another remote driving experience was our award-winning Broadband IoT Smart Vessel with China Mobile and OceanAlpha.

What award did it win? Oh,  at the United Nation’s “World Geospatial Information Congress (UNWGIS)” in China, we won with China Mobile the award for Most Popular 5G application for its demo: 5G unmanned river cleaning vessel.

In the demo on the MWC19, visitors control an unmanned vessel operating remotely in Barcelona harbour over a 4G network. Following pre-defined GPS routers, the vessel operates autonomously – collecting water quality monitoring data, identifying the cause of the pollutant with HD cameras and taking necessary measures to address these pollutants. The smart vessel can be remotely steered to the desired location in a pollution or accident area for close monitoring and takes necessary actions to overcome pollutants.

This is a great example of how increased connectivity and IoT can help improve our world.

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And I had to talk about the Ericsson Radio Stripe again because this just might be a favourite tweet of all time!―CT Bureau



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