Huawei has announced that it has developed a self-driving 5G enabled vehicle that will deliver medical supplies to hospitals. To develop this vehicle, Huawei has joined hands with Thailand National Broadcasting, Telecommunication Communication (NBTC) and Siriraj Hospital.
As the tech firm said, the self-driving delivery vehicle takes advantage of 5G technology to bring about a contactless delivery solution of medical supplies, which will elevate the medical system to the 5G era.
It also said that such technology can replace manpower in logistics services as it can operate in complex environments. The autonomous car offers safe, convenient and cost-effective solutions while reducing workload for healthcare worker and improving patient safety.
Abel Deng, CEO of Huawei Thailand, said, “As a global leading company in technology, Huawei is honoured and delighted to continuously take part in assisting Thai medical staff. The pilot project of driverless vehicle for Siriraj Hospital will operate under Huawei’s 5G technology to help transport medical supplies within the hospital. This pilot project exemplifies the accelerated digitalization of Thailand’s medical services as 5G will play a key role in the next generation of healthcare.”
Deng also said, “The 5G applications in the public health domain could also inspire businesses in other sectors to leverage 5G’s popularity and explore new applications of the technology. Most significantly, 5G technology will be the key driving force to recover the Thai economy and drive new economic and societal growth for the country across every aspect.”
As Huawei said, after the first test trial in Siriraj Hospital, the oldest and largest hospital in Thailand at the frontline of the fight against COVID-19, the NBTC will evaluate the benefits and efficiency of the 5G-enable unmanned vehicle before maximizing results from this pilot project to leverage the unmanned vehicle in different uses, as well as in other hospitals.