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5G-based bus route debuts in Guangzhou

Source: chinadaily.com.cn | Updated : 2019-05-20

The first 5G-based regular bus route in the world made its debut in Guangzhou's Huangpu district, Guangdong province, on May 17, local media reported.

The launch ceremony of the 5G-based bus route kicks off in Huangpu district, Guangzhou, May 17. [Photo/hp.gov.vn]

It is another innovative application of 5G technology, following the first 5G call in the Guangdong -Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, the launch of a 5G demonstration network and a project aiming to build a 5G demonstration zone with a telecommunication research institute and enterprise in April.

Huangpu district is the first 5G-based Internet of Things and smart city demonstration zone in the province.

All the No 333 double-decker electric buses running on the route are equipped with the 5G technology during the whole operation. [Photo/hp.gov.cn]

A local resident surnamed Li went out of his way to experience the 5G bus service, saying that it's safer and more reliable, and quite helpful for people to get the information along the route.

In addition, background information about the bus and the driver, such as the driver's blood pressure and heart rate, is also available.

At the launch ceremony, a smart public transportation industrial park was also unveiled in the district. The park under construction is located at Daguan North Road in an area of 70,000 square meters.

With floorage of about 200,000 sq m, it is one of the largest smart public transportation parks in Guangzhou.

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