Mercedes establish the world's first 5G network for automobile production
Together with telecommunications company Telefónica Deutschland and network supplier Ericsson, Mercedes-Benz is putting in place the world's first 5G mobile network for automobile production in its "Factory 56" in Sindelfingen.
As part of an innovation project that extends over an area of more than 20,000 m2, the 5G mobile communications standard is being implemented for the first time into the running production. The experience gained there will be actively incorporated into plans for future implementation in other plants.
The 5G network is being installed by telecommunications company Telefónica Deutschland in collaboration with network supplier Ericsson. Once installation and commissioning are completed, the network will be operated by Mercedes-Benz.
«With the Factory 56, we are not only building the smart car production of the future, but also putting in place the world's first 5G mobile network in a vehicle assembly factory. We are taking digitalisation in production to a whole new level. With the installation of a local 5G network, the networking of all production systems and machines in the Mercedes-Benz Cars factories will become even smarter and more efficient in the future. This opens up completely new production opportunities» says Jörg Burzer, Member of the Divisional Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz Cars, Production and Supply Chain.