Soliton Systems has announced an almost inconceivable showcase to demonstrate the remote control of a racing car over 5G. In partnership with VodafoneZiggo and Ericsson Telecommunication as part of the 5G Hub initiative to jointly showcase futuristic applications, Soliton Systems will demonstrate a remotely driven racing car that will be controlled using a video live stream where it will be remotely driven using 5G.
Go Ito, Managing Director at Soliton Systems Europe explains "With the 5G Hub, we want to show something spectacular that could really demonstrate the reliability and capabilities of our ultra-low latency units for live streaming, combined with the power of 5G. We thought what could highlight our competencies better than remotely controlling a high-speed race car? Even a few milliseconds delay or loss of video could be catastrophic."
Soliton's advanced encoding technology with its secure RASCOW2 transmission protocol uses multiple networks simultaneously for improved connectivity and redundancy, allowing what would have traditionally been the domain of sci-fi movies to become a reality. Operations such as remote driving, remote heavy machinery operation, remote drone control and remote surgery could all become normal occurrences.
Edwin Dijkstra, Solution Architect at Ericsson says: "Soliton is a major contribution to the ecosystem of the 5G Hub. Our partnership allows us to jointly showcase futuristic applications with low latency. The Hub's aspiration is to be a breeding place for new technologies, and this is being achieved by our ambitious remote driving car demonstration."