Nokia and Bosch have created a breakthrough 5G-based precision positioning technology that could pave the way for new Industry 4.0 use cases. The proof of concept was tested in a Bosch production plant in Germany, where accuracy was within 50 cm in 90% of the factory floor – significantly more precise than most other technologies currently in use. The key to their success is the ability to track portable devices connected to the 5G network, even when there is no global navigation satellite service coverage available. This can be achieved by equipping 5G nodes with multiple receive antennas, which detects incoming angles of signals and triangulates their source accurately. This cutting-edge technology from Nokia and Bosch has immense potential as it could lead to improved efficiency and cost-effectiveness for factories worldwide. With increased accuracy of signal tracking, machines will be able to communicate without fail, improving overall performance for advanced industrial automation.
Moreover, their collaboration also involves exploring 6G networks – which are capable of sensing all objects regardless of whether they contain active radios or not. This next generation network gives humans a digital ‘6th sense’ – allowing them to access data beyond what is visible through traditional methods – providing a revolutionary step forward for industry applications. As customers demand more accurate results than ever before, Nokia and Bosch‘s development of this precision positioning technology has been well-timed. It is expected to bring huge competitive advantages to companies that invest in it – allowing them to take full advantage of Industry 4.0 use cases with greater confidence and success. Ultimately, this could lead to an unprecedented level of interconnections between humans and machines. The opportunities are infinite – from improved safety features to greater precision in autonomous driving. With the Nokia and Bosch collaboration paving the way for further development, 5G-based precision positioning technology has already begun to revolutionize industry as we know it. By unlocking the power of this cutting-edge technology, there is no limit to what companies can achieve.
With the right investments and commitment, industries of all sizes can take full advantage of Industry 4.0 use cases, boosting their production efficiency and giving them a major competitive edge. Nokia and Bosch are leading the way in this field – showing us the limitless potential that 5G-based precision positioning technology has to offer. We look forward to the continued innovation and progress that this collaboration between these two giants will bring to the world of industry.