SK Telecom and Seoul Metropolitan Government signed an MoU to develop and verify HD Map technologies for autonomous driving.
Under the MOU, SK Telecom and Seoul Metropolitan Government will cooperate for the development of real-time update technology for HD Map covering a total of 121 kilometers of public roads by installing 5G Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) to 1,600 buses and 100 taxis.
The 5G ADAS installed in buses and taxis will collect 124 different types of road/traffic information and transmit the data via 5G network - which supports ultra-fast transmission of massive data at near zero latency - to support real-time update of the HD map. It will support vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication to increase efficiency in vehicle and traffic operation and enhance road safety.
The two parties also agreed to jointly develop an automated road infrastructure management system as well as advanced transportation safety services based on big data analytics.