Trimble, Hyundai, and SK Telecom join hands to tap 5G for construction

Trimble, Hyundai Construction Equipment, and SK Telecom are reportedly collaborating to harness 5G in order to provide solutions for remote construction equipment monitoring, AI-based construction operations, and real-time safety management.

Sources familiar with the knowledge of the matter claim that the aim of this partnership is to develop construction equipment that will run longer and reduce overall time of construction in order to increase productivity and save costs. In a short span of time, the three firms will produce intelligent construction equipment and utilize different kinds of sensors for safety purposes, apparently.

The companies are expected to use 5G to detect flaws in construction equipment and will come up with a management solution that will combat hindrances in construction activities. Artificial intelligence will also be incorporated for measuring, planning, pricing, and building to optimize operation efficiencies for construction. Trimble will also create a technology that will utilize drones to measure geography and turn the information into digital data.

Incidentally, last month, Samsung and SK Telecom had already announced that they will team up with an aim to improve 5G equipment. SK Telecom said that these developments will help UHD videos, augmented reality, and autonomous vehicles services deploy 5G seamlessly.

For the uninitiated, Samsung and SK Telecom are also close partners in the development of 5G standalone equipment.

About Trimble:

Trimble is a California-based company that provides modeling and navigation services for firms that are into construction. Most renowned for its GPS technology, the company also develops laser rangefinders, Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receivers, inertial navigation systems, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and software processing tools.

About SK Telecom:

SK Telecom is a wireless telecommunications operator based in South Korea, which is a part of the SK Group – seemingly one of the country’s largest chaebols.