Get in the Ring and KPN are looking for innovative solutions to enable connected automated driving in the smart cities of the future. Within the Concorda project, a European sponsored mission to improve traffic flow and safety on the road, a 5G testing lab has been opened to validate innovative technologies. Multiple partners are aligned such as Ericsson, TU Eindhoven, Tass International and OPNT, to create the future of automated and connected driving.
KPN is the largest telecom and IT service provider in the Netherlands. As they explain it: “Our network is Dutch to the core. We have a clear mission – to help the Netherlands move forward through that network. KPN truly believes in technology and in the power of communication. We are KPN. We are the network that enables the Netherlands to move forward – the network that cares for the Netherlands.” KPN is currently testing the applications of 5G and is preparing to bring this to market, which would allow multiple smart city applications, such as the possibility to realize connected and automated driving. KPN aims to be the frontrunner in this field, and has the ambition to provide an open source network where government parties, traffic controllers, and car manufacturers can make use of, to enable a truly connected city.