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40 • ROCKproducts • June 2019 www.rockproducts.com The 5G mobile network will be used at Volvo CE's research and development facility at Eskilstuna, Sweden, to further develop solutions for remote control of construction machin- ery and fully automated solutions. It will also be used to increase understanding of how connected machines can create added value for the customer. "Automation has several levels and having 5G is an import- ant technical support to enable us to drive development in this area. These trials in Eskilstuna will include the remote control of a conventional wheel loader but also further tests of the HX2 concept load carrier," said Melker Jernberg, pres- ident Volvo CE. "We can see that the industry's interest in 5G is consider- able. Automation of the entire flow will mean new ways of working and greater gains from efficiency. But to connect business-critical machines and vehicles requires a solution that is able to handle the massive amounts of data with guar- anteed connection. That is what 5G can give us. And we are proud to lead the 5G-development in Sweden together with our partners," said Anders Olsson, CEO of Telia Sweden. Even with fully automated systems, human intervention is still needed now and again for control. Todays' remote-con- trol 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. "With extremely short response times, high capacity, and a high level of accessibility to the mobile network, commercial and standardized 5G technology can be used for applications such as remote control of heavy machinery in real time. This opens up new opportunities for greater efficiency, cutting costs and reducing risk in hazardous environments. 5G enables us to create a safer, more efficient and sustainable society. In cooperation with Telia and Volvo CE, we are now putting theory into practice in Eskilstuna. The 5G technology is ready for the world to switch on," said Magnus Frodigh, head of research at Ericsson. Volvo CE, Telia and Ericsson have worked together before to deploy the latest technology to contribute to safer and more efficient mining, and in the summer of 2018, Volvo CE joined Telia's 5G partner program. Volvo CE expects to be able to apply the lessons learned from tests at Eskilstuna to its global activities. "We are testing locally in Eskilstuna, but we operate glob- ally. Connected machines and autonomous solutions are the future. They can give our customers more efficient production, logistics, greater flexibility and safer work. By minimizing the potential safety risks and downtime asso- ciated with sectors such as mining, we can get closer to our goal of zero emissions, zero accidents and zero unplanned stops. It will be exciting to see how far 5G can take us on that journey," concluded Melker. Volvo Tests 5G Remote-Control, Autonomous Solutions

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