LG Uplus and Hanyang University have successfully trialled their 5G-connected autonomous vehicle, which rode on the streets of Seoul alongside regular cars, the pair have announced.
The 5G autonomous vehicle, dubbed the A1, rode through roads with heavy traffic in Seoul. The A1 drove eight kilometres in the span of 25 minutes.
The car was shown to have changed lanes and reacted to cars cutting through traffic. It also followed the legal speed limits during the trial…
LG Uplus said 5G’s low latency would increase the safety of autonomous cars.
Since December, South Korea has commenced 5G network trials for enterprise.
The 5G network for smartphones was supposed to be rolled out this month, but has faced delays due to production issues from smartphone manufacturers as well as price plan disagreements between government and telcos.