BMW S. Korea tests 5G con­nec­tiv­ity for safer cars

The Witness - Wheels - - MOTORING -

SK Tele­com in South Korea has demon­strated the world’s first 5G con­nected car, named “T5”, at BMW’s driv­ing cen­tre on Yeongjong Is­land.

Us­ing the 28GHz band, the 5G trial net­work cov­ers an area of 240 km ² and sup­ports more than 20 gi­ga­bytes, or 20 000 megabytes per se­cond peak data rates, with sub- mil­lisec­ond la­tency.

By com­par­i­son, back in Msun­duzi, we con­sider a mere 12 megabytes per se­cond pretty fast. SK Tele­com and Eric­s­son have jointly de­vel­oped and de­ployed the 5G ra­dio and core net­work in­fras­truc­ture to cover the whole driv­ing cen­tre. Based on the 5G trial net­work, SK Tele­com demon­strated the world’s first 5Gbased con­nected car in T5.

Re­alised through the pow­er­ful com­bi­na­tion of 5G and Ve­hi­cle- to- Ev­ery­thing ( V2X) tech­nolo­gies, T5 pro­vides in­no­va­tive fea­tures that dra­mat­i­cally im­prove road safety and driv­ing ex­pe­ri­ence by sup­port­ing ul­tra- low la­tency com­mu­ni­ca­tion be­tween ve­hi­cles or the ve­hi­cle and its en­vi­ron­ment. For the demon­stra- tion, SK Tele­com worked with BMW Group Korea to in­stall 5G ter­mi­nals within two BMW ve­hi­cles.

SK Tele­com has demon­strated T5’ s ca­pa­bil­ity to ob­serve road con­di­tions en­abled by state- of- the- art video recog­ni­tion cam­eras in­stalled within the ve­hi­cle to pro­vide no­ti­fi­ca­tions and as­sisted­driv­ing to driv­ers.

In ad­di­tion, the com­pany has trans­mit­ted, in real time over the 5G net­work from the de­vice to the net­work ( i. e., up­link), ul­tra- high- def­i­ni­tion ( UHD) video taken by 4K cam­eras and a 360- de­gree cam­era in­stalled both in­side and out­side of the ve­hi­cle to the con­trol cen­tre set up for the au­di­ence to en­joy the demon­stra­tion through large screen dis­plays.

“5G will of­fer much more than just faster data speeds. It will serve as a true en­abler for a whole new variety of pow­er­ful ser­vices that de­liver un­prece­dented value to cus­tomers,” said Alex Jin­sung Choi, the CTO and head of cor­po­rate R& D cen­ter of SK Tele­com. — WR,

KIM HYO- JOON CEO of BMW Group Korea ‘ Today’s demon­stra­tion of 5G- based con­nected car tech­nolo­gies marks the very first step to­wards achiev­ing fully au­ton­o­mous driv­ing in the up­com­ing era of 5G. At present, global au­tomak­ers are ex­pand­ing part­ner­ships and col­lab­o­ra­tions to gain an edge in the area of fu­ture mo­bil­ity re­alised through 5G.’

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