Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband network now live at Mcity Test Facility

September 10, 2019
Aerial view of Mcity at sunrise

Verizon is working with Mcity to advance transportation safety and shape the future of autonomous vehicles and smart cities using 5G. The Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband network is now live at the Mcity Test Facility where Verizon is testing various 5G solutions designed to boost pedestrian safety and avoid car accidents.

“Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband can have a profound impact on smart vehicle technology. By giving the companies who are testing here access to Verizon’s 5G network, we’re hoping they can improve on their existing technology and potentially create applications that don’t even exist yet to make our roads and intersections safer.”

Greg McGuire, associate director, Mcity

Adding Verizon 5G to the Mcity Test Facility required installing 5G-connected cameras at every intersection inside the facility to help identify traffic and pedestrian patterns to prevent collisions. While connected cars have sensors that can “talk” to each other to help avoid accidents, cameras connecting to traffic light signals can help protect people walking or biking.

The 5G-connected cameras were installed by Econolite. Verizon and Econolite are members of Mcity’s Leadership Circle of industry partners.

Read more about Verizon 5G at the Mcity Test Facility in Verizon’s news release.