VTT Connects a 5G Network to a Robotic Car

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has been developing its own technology to advance autonomous driving. VTT’s robot car, Marilyn, was tested to drive to a parking lot and into an open parking space using the internet of things (IoT) and navigating to avoid obstacles. Marilyn was also tested with LiDAR to see how the car would react to foggy and snowy conditions because that is one of the issues that self-driving cars will struggle with moving forward.

Now, VTT is testing another robotic car, called Martti, with a 5G network, which will allow the vehicle to detect objects with improved range and share its information with other vehicles.

VTT said connecting a 5G network to an autonomous car brings Martti one step closer to highly automated driving as solutions and services based on 5G technology will help improve overall safety.