Korea Unveils First 5G Self-Driving Test Platform In The World

The Korea Transportation Safety Authority (KTSA) and SK Telecom on Thursday unveiled the first 5G testing platform for self-driving vehicles in the world, having deployed the experimental infrastructure in K-City, a fake town spanning 79 acres (320,000 square meters) which was created exclusively for the purpose of testing autonomous driving solutions. The newly announced system utilizes a pre-standard 5G network meant to provide support to driverless vehicles, allowing them to share and receive data with their smart environments and other vehicles on the road more efficiently.