Oct 16, 2020|
JD.com 5G Logistics Park Becomes the Industry Benchmark Case
by Yuchuan Wang
JD’s 5G logistics park program has won top prize in the smart park category out of 4,289 applications in the 5G application contest held by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. In addition, JD’s automated warehouse and autonomous delivery robot projects won silver and bronze prize in the categories of industrial internet and smart transportation.
JD.com is a pioneer of 5G application. Its 5G logistics park integrates edge computing, big data, AI and SaaS in order to build a shared, smart and open platform. The company launched China’s first 5G-powered smart logistics park in Beijing in 2019 and partnered with China’s three leading mobile operators, namely China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom. So far, 28 JD Asia No.1 fulfillment centers are covered by 5G network.
This year, JD Logistics has built a “5G+Bluetooth AoA (angle of arrival)” indoor positioning system with an accuracy of 10 cm that can be used by logistics robots. In addition, the combination of 5G and IoT technology makes it possible for automated facilities to communicate with each other.
With the development of 5G technology, smart logistics parks will become standard and scalable thus bringing fundamental changes to the logistics industry. JD Logistics will not only apply 5G to its own scenarios but will open up its capabilities to lead the industry transformation.