SK Telecom to Develop and Verify HD Map for Autonomous Driving in Seoul

SK Telecom to Develop and Verify HD Map for Autonomous Driving in Seoul Image Credit: SK Telecom

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.

Choi II-gyu, EVP and Head of B2B Business Division, SK Telecom
The super-fast, hyper-connectivity 5G network is essential as a tremendous amount data is constantly generated by connected vehicles. SK Telecom will work closely with the Seoul Metropolitan Government to turn Seoul into ‘5G Smart Mobility Hub’ by applying the most innovative 5G technologies.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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