Base5. Broadband InterfAces and services for Smart Environments enabled by 5G technologies
BASE 5G is a research and innovation project funded by Regione Lombardia and coordinated by Politecnico di Milano (Departments DEIB, DESIGN, MECC, DASTU) and a pool of Lombard companies (Vodafone, LIFE, AnotherReality, Yape and AKKA).
The BASE5G project aims to realize advanced services for the citizen whose use is increasingly automatic and "easy". The vision of the project is that the environments themselves (home, car, public spaces, school, office, sports field, etc.) adapt themselves to the end users who "inhabit" them at a certain time in order to offer them personalized services, possibly even modifying the physical space in which the user is immersed.
The realization of this vision requires the interaction and integration of different skills and enabling technologies that include:
- devices and sensors to collect data from the environment;
- ultra-wideband, low latency, high reliability 5G technology infrastructure;
- centralized and distributed tools and architectures for processing such data to extract information from it;
- visualization and implementation interfaces towards the end user that are immersive and at the same time easily usable and immediate.
The BASE5G project has 3 macro-objectives
* Design of services based on intelligent environments
* Vertical integration of 5G technology with IoT platforms to support advanced services
* Development of simple interfaces for the end user.
These objectives are declined in:
- 6 Work Packages
- 1 technological domain
- 5 vertical application areas
The Department of Design is involved in the Work Package Smart Cities/Campus and in the Work Package Smart Vehicle and Mobility.
The Work Package Smart Cities/Campus aims at realizing a system able to provide citizens and students with customized orientation information and three-dimensional visual experiences, exploiting both sensors distributed in the environment and wearables.
In the Work Package Smart Vehicle and Mobility, Politecnico di Milano and AKKA Italia aim to develop a personalized and interactive human-vehicle interface for the automatic adjustment of the vehicle and of the contents made available to driver and passengers. The convergence of 5G and driving automation will revolutionize the concept of car, which from a means of transport becomes a smart car, a connected and intelligent platform for the delivery of innovative services.