Diversification of IoT application and 5G communication technology
How to use the big data from IoT has become one of the most valuable topics in the digital age. By integrating with artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and augmented reality (AR), the Internet of Things (IoT) has been upgraded to different levels, and comprehensive applications are thus developed for use in different fields.
Thanks to the advancement of IoT, the development of communication technology also accelerates. Since the launch of 1G (1st generation mobile networks) in 1979, 5G (5th generation mobile networks) emphasizing high speed, multiple connections, and low latency has gradually become the present standard in the industry. The latency comparison shows that 4G is about 0.01 seconds, while it is only 0.001 seconds in 5G, suggesting that 5G is near no latency. For this reason, the application of 5G integrated with AI and IoT can be extended to many other fields, such as education, medicine, transportation, industry, and any scenarios that require telecommunication.
From 5G smart factory to lighthouse network: Building smart factories with IoT
Being committed to the analysis and development of IoT and its application, Wistron constantly promotes industrial digitization by integrating new technologies. After years of effort, its Kunshan Plant was selected as a Global Lighthouse Network by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in 2021. While Kunshan Plant deploying Industry 4.0 , besides reducing manufacturing cost by 27%, energy consumption by 45%, and labor by 75% with IoT, AI, and automation, Wistron has also effectively enhanced the overall equipment efficiency (OEE) by 11% through increasing the proportion of smart manufacturing, making the plant a smart factory with excellent comprehensive performance.
In addition to facilitating the transmission of a large volume of data for IoT use, 5G is used to achieve unmanned smart factory control and management while machine automation is in place. The real-time monitoring system of the production line and supply chain, AI data computing and value monitoring system, and the smart, dynamic parameter adjustment of machines and materials are Wistron’s key technology from the smart factory to the smart supply chain.
Key technology for smart transportation: IoV form 5G with IoT
While the automotive industry is characterized by the high integration of technologies and industries, technical specifications and quality management audit is stringent. As a professional partner for original design manufacture (ODM) of automakers, Wistron provides one-stop services for automakers from design to manufacturing with over 10 years of practical experience in hardware-software integration. .
Concerning the future trend of smart transportation, the development of self-driving cars/electric vehicles is unavoidable. The self-driving car as an emerging field has attracted the deployment of both traditional and emerging automakers. In addition to using 5G/LTE ICT systems as the real-time response system for remote control, the cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) derived from IoT and the voice assistant system with AI real-time interaction and traffic condition analysis are also Wistron’s IoV achievements in smart automotive applications after long-time engagement in smart transportation.