5G technology used to cut traffic congestion in West Midlands

Transport bosses in the West Midlands are harnessing the power of 5G technology to cut traffic congestion on some of the region’s busiest roads.

Highways-news.com reports that a network of 5G sensors will relay live traffic information to the regional control centre to enable swift action to be taken as queues build up  – perhaps diverting buses, implementing diversions and issuing instant warnings to motorists.

The traffic data will also be used to spot traffic trends and help plan future transport development.

West Midlands 5G (WM5G) and Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) have joined forces to work on the project to demonstrate how 5G technology can make a major impact on our road network.

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