As part of the 'San Marino 5G' project, TIM has turned on 5G network to support the sixteenth edition of Rally Legend in San Marino.
The Operator has switched on a new 5G antenna in Serravalle Stadio, the second in the San Marino state in compliance with the 3GPP Rel 15 global standard on the 3.5 GHz frequency, after the first 5G installation in Faetano. This is the site that services the whole Rally Village area and will support the various applications developed by TIM and Nokia during the competition.
Special 360° cameras have already been activated on the race track so people can experience the excitement of the competition in an immersive way, directly from TIM's stands, thanks to special virtual reality headsets. Moreover, the “TIM Streaming” platform will broadcast, on giant screens, high definition footage captured by live action cameras placed inside the cars and by web operators who shoot footage of the race with their smartphones, becoming real cameramen and contributing to the filming of the rally.
It will also be possible to measure the vital parameters of some drivers in real time, collected through wearable devices produced in collaboration with the company XEOS. At this event there will also be a demonstration of “virtual tourism”, walking through the streets and squares of Turin and visiting the main attractions remotely.Nokia's stand, on the other hand, will demonstrate some uses of “self-driving”: model cars that move autonomously and independently inside a circuit and that, thanks to 5G performance, detect situations of sudden danger in real time, such as obstacles and hold-ups along the route, and take the necessary measures.