5G mobile network goes live at all BMW Brilliance Automotive production sites in China
BMW Brilliance Automotive has become the first automobile manufacturer to enable full 5G wireless coverage at all its plants.
The new wireless standard allows large quantities of data to be transferred within a very short space of time, since data will now be processed in small, high-performance computer centres directly on site and no longer has to travel long distances.
This means that networked machines and systems can exchange data in real time, for instance, and align themselves even better with the production process.
5G provides the ideal conditions for numerous digital innovations and has the potential to further increase efficiency, quality and flexibility in production.
The BMW Group is currently preparing to set up local, private 5G networks at its plants in Germany.
The benefits of the new technology are not just in its high data rate and rapid response time, but also in the reliability and security of the network. It therefore offers optimal conditions for innovations that work with large quantities of data in real time. These include applications from the field of virtual and augmented reality, widescale networking of machines and the use of autonomous logistics fleets.
The long-term aim is to establish 5G networks at all BMW Group plant locations worldwide.