LG Uplus and Hanyang University jointly demonstrated a self-driving car on the streets of Seoul recently. The autonomous car, aided by and broadcast live on a 5G network, drove for 25 minutes across 8 kilometers along congested roads with the help of high-speed, low-latency 5G connectivity. The car passed thorough two expressways and bridges.
The Level 4 self-driving car named A1developed is by the university’s Automotive Control and Electronic Lab (ACE Lab). The car depends on sensors such as cameras and LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) to collect traffic information. The information is anayzed by car’s artificial intelligence to make decisions regarding adjusting the speed, changing lanes and responding to cars that cut into its path.
5G-enabled autonomous vehicles can play a huge role in alleviating traffic jams and preventing accidents as 5G network’s low latency allows these vehicles to receive essential traffic information in real time.