KPN- 5G truck platooning field trial test in Netherlands

Last week, KPN from Netherlands has announced its successful 5G truck platooning field trial together with Bosch the Netherlands, Siemens, Kapsch TrafficCom AG, Eindhoven University of Technology.

First of all, what is truck platoon? Early in 2018, explained the newly aroused development thoroughly, "Truck platooning involves a number of trucks equipped with state-of-the-art driving support systems. The vehicles move in a group or platoon with the trucks driven by smart technology and communicating with one another. Truck platooning offers potential innovation for the transport sector globally." (2018 May 17th, origins from

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It was believed this development enabled the capacity of loads, reduced fuel consumption and boosted traffic flow. This article also unveiled US truck platoon service provider Peloto Technology had started investment in the US and 9 states in the US has approved full truck platooning in later 2018. At the same time, EU countries also dedicated to this advanced development, for example Daimler Trucks, ENSEMBLE project and KPN this year.

In this latest trial test, one pioneer car sent its intentions to following two vehicles. This 5G network not only ensures mobile signal coverage but also priorities decisions across all the applications. This benefits to vehicle IoT & auto-driving development, for example, fuel efficiency & CO2 emission. Click for the video.

In this video, in order to send & receive signal across trucks and vehicles, roadside units(RSU) play an unbeatable roles within this technology.

RSU would be a device which is the centre for all the information from the vehicles to exchange and deliver. Thus, they are always outdoor, mount high & firm. It should be waterproof or weatherproof, usually with surge protection. It also should be low profile to keep any attention out. IK09 standard product would be recommended. The omni and the mushroom-shaped external antenna contains the above significances, too. They are from Grand-Tek outdoor DSRC & C-V2X/V2V Communication series. Visit the product page for more spec details,

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