Milton Keynes Council and its partners will test out 5G applications at Stadium MK. The project will illustrate how it can empower other major venues to boost efficiency and create better experiences for visitors and staff in the future. The trials will include using driverless shuttles and road vehicles to move people and goods across the site, autonomous surveillance vehicles and drones for enhancing security, and testing robots and drones for goods delivery and hospitality use.
The project is part of a £28 million trial which innovates used of 5G to improve people’s lives. The joint investment from Government and businesses will fund nine UK-wide projects.
John Cove, Director, MK Dons said: “We are delighted that the MK5G Create project has been selected to receive support from DCMS. We have been able to bring together a world class team to integrate and exploit 5G capability in a dynamic real-world environment - this will truly demonstrate how Stadium MK home of; MK Dons Football Club, Marshall Arena, DoubleTree by Hilton, MK Dons Sport & Education Trust, and Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill, working with MK council and our partners can use new technology to support a major international sporting and cultural venue.”