Polysolar seeks 5G Public Transport Project Bid/Delivery Partner
Partner Collaboration Opportunities
Deadline to apply: 13th of April 2020
Venue: Online – Please contact Hamish at Polysolar.
Cambridge Cleantech member, Polysolar has secured funding a public transport 5G project. It is seeking a partner with expertise in 5G, including applications related to enhancing the customer experience of public transport.
Polysolar would like to collaborate with interested parties in creating a piece of 5G enabled autonomously powered street furniture, in this case a rail, bus or tram shelter.
This shelter will be made of photovoltaic glass (semi)-transparent solar glass, that will give a modern architectural look but also offer stand alone power connectivity for services such as 5G connectivity, sensors, display screens, lighting, etc.
Such a piece of hardware allows for carbon-neutral and invisible deployment of a 5G infrastructure along already popular corridors in a city or town. The shelter itself can house multiple sensors to gather data for consumption by city operators delivering the ‘smart city’ of the future. However, traffic counting, traffic ID, people counting, weather, pollution levels etc….. need your ideas.
Polysolar has all the physical components but needs a collaborator that can provide the applications, condense the data into something 5G ready, provide the technical know-how on 5G and offer something that can enhance the customer experience or transport efficiencies and be accessed by authorised users on the network and the data collected and interrogated.
The collaboration is for West Midlands 5G (WM5G), the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) in delivering an InnovateUK grant funded project. We must work with Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), a mobile network operator and a communications integrator to realise the competition scope.
The aim of the project is to bring efficiencies to the transport network of the West Midlands; from customer perception to faster transit times across the regions.