5G takes center stage at industry fair
5G technology is a highlight of this year's fair. 5G-connected sensors are now installed in tunnels and bridges in Shanghai for real-time monitoring and safety purposes. Meanwhile, a 5G-connected robot is interacting with visitors at several CIIF booths.
In 2019, 10,000 5G base stations will cover the whole downtown Shanghai. The city will spend 30 billion yuan (US$4.4 billion) to build 30,000 5G base stations by 2021, offering full 5G coverage.
With new technologies such as 5G and AI, navigation and smart driving services will benefit greatly, industry officials said during the CIIF.
The positioning accuracy of these technologies is within centimeters now, compared with meters previously, which will boost various mapping and smart driving applications, said Shanghai-based CHC Navigation.