(ČIA) The City of Plzeň, the local transit authority and the City of Plzeň Information Technology Administration have signed a memorandum of understanding with O2 Czech Republic, INTENS Corporation, Škoda Transportation, Škoda Digital and the University of West Bohemia. The objective is to create an ecosystem of interconnected solutions in Plzeň that will lead to safer and smoother traffic. O2 further stated that the city involved in the 5G for 5 Cities programme would be testing various models of smart traffic. Škoda Transportation is developing fully autonomous ForCity Smart trams. The city plans to test their operation by 2027. The ecosystem should also support local industry and the creation of new start-ups.