5G is an oportunity to drive positioning enhancements as a common requirement across diverse vertical industries.
Key requirements and pointers from the 2nd 5G Vertical User Workshop (July 2019) include:
- Factory/campus positioning, IoT, V2X, 3D positioning, cm level accuracy.
- From a vertical perspective, it is important to drive improvements also in terms of reliability and integrity.
- In police work, good positioning solves the challenges of locating humans, devices and vehicles, reducing the amount of air time needed to ask: "where are you?"
According to Steffen Schmitz from Volkswagen, positioning is relevant for automotive and factory automation use cases, potential for hidden champion.
Relevant verticals and associations: IIoT (5G-ACIA), automotive (5GAA), Public Safety (PSCE).
Pitches on positioning enhancements: Andreas Mueller (5G-ACIA), Steffen Schmitz (Volkswagen), David Lund (PSCE), Kees Verweij (Police of the Netherlands).
Relevant 3GPP TSG: RAN interactions with a view to driving standardisation work based on mutual priorities.