Telia Company has enabled connectivity for driverless trucks at a logistics company.
The operator worked with Ericsson and transport company Einride to set up the network at logistics company DB Schenker’s storage area in Jönköping, Sweden.
Einride's electric and autonomous T-pods are being used to transport goods. Einride said that its system could replace more than 60 percent of existing transport technology with a sustainable alternative.
Mats Lundbäck, Chief Technology Officer, Telia Sweden, said: “We are constructing a powerful ecosystem, together with our partners, to take advantage of the possibilities of 5G.
"It is a good example of how technology can create new business opportunities, save costs and also contribute to a more sustainable world. We have an exciting time in front of us."
Robert Falck, CEO and founder of Einride, added: “Einride's goal is to lead a sustainable transformation of the freight transport sector. And while we do this, security must remain our highest priority.
"5G offers the connectivity and reliability required to safely launch T-pods on public roads, which, in turn, will reduce carbon dioxide emissions and completely eliminate nitrogen oxides."
Last month, TIM held a driverless car demonstration in two city squares in Turin. It described them as the "crowning jewel" of a wider 5G showcase.
The operator is readying a Smart Road project, which will test self-driving cars on a larger scale.