TomTom and Verizon partner to enhance public safety with 5G
TomTom and Verizon announced a 5G project focused on intersection safety for emergency vehicles. The companies say they are exploring how 5G-connected cars, traffic lights, and cameras at intersections can boost pedestrian safety and avoid accidents.
The initiative uses TomTom HD Maps to create an essentially real-time 3D visualization of an intersection, along with near real-time kinematics and the Verizon 5G ultra-wideband network. The goal of the initiative is to enable sharing of location information coming from all entities at an intersection with emergency vehicles in near real-time with near-perfect reliability and accuracy.
Jeff Frantz, Executive Director, Verizon Location Technology, said, “By harnessing the power of the Verizon 5G network and its massive bandwidth, super-fast speeds, and ultra-low latency, this collaboration with TomTom will help us to create a next-generation service that can enable safer intersections for all.”
“TomTom and Verizon already have a long history, and this collaboration project emphasizes TomTom’s partnership mindset in exploring new opportunities for our customers’ success,” added Anders Truelsen, Managing Director, TomTom Enterprise. “TomTom continues to be at the forefront of innovation to offer location technology for a safer, cleaner, and congestion-free world.”