SK Telecom announced a successful demonstration of 5G V2X (vehicle-to-everything) technology for self-driving cars.
In partnership with Korean Transportation Safety Authority (TS) and Samsung Electronics, SK Telecom deployed 5G network using 28 GHz ultra-high frequency broadband in K-City, the pilot city for self-driving located in Hwaseong.
During the trial driving, two vehicles utilized the V2X network, 3D HD map, a deep-learning-based decision-making technology to communicate each other, and to share traffic information with the control center and traffic lights. In the end, the vehicles safely completed driving on K-City’s some 2-km track which included a school zone, crossroads and a highway, said SK Telecom.
SK Telecom explained that it can drastically reduce self-driving car’s accidents using 5G V2X and 3D HD map even in bad weather conditions and at night when camera and sensor technologies might not function properly.
The company also showcased its top-notch 5G technologies, including self-driving electric bus and 5G HD map-producing vehicle on the site.