Even with fully-automated systems, human intervention is still needed now and again for control. Todays’ remote-control technology has a time lag that makes it difficult to control at high speed or with high precision. 5G will make remote control simpler and safer.
Similar to drones, operators are controlling equipment from digital cockpits to advance mining projects. Developments in 5G technology bring remote operation of heavy equipment miles down in a mine from a safe above-ground location. This takes humans out of dangerous conditions and helps attract new workers because it’s less dangerous, dirty and plays more like a video game. See how Volvo will be testing remote-controlled wheel loaders in the near future.
Could this be the beggining of the end for in machine driving?
Watch the video of it in action here ---> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GEYSfi5gWQ
This Article was orginally seen at https://www.volvoce.com/global/en/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/2019/remote-controlled-wheel-loaders-to-be-tested-when-volvo-ce-receives-sweden-first-5g-network-for-industry/