Samsung is moving towards the 5G leadership, with 5G smartphones, operating network solutions, and now building its next 5G platform for connected cars and autonomous vehicles in a partnership with KOTSA.
Samsung has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Korea Transportation Safety Authority (KOTSA) to collaborate on next-generation telecommunication technology to enable autonomous driving across the country.
This partnership, both firm will build 4G LTE, 5G and Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) telecommunication networks and related IT infrastructures at K-City, a testbed for autonomous driving technology in Korea.
K-City is a 79-acre (320,000-square meter) town built to test self-driving cars in real road environments including simulated cases of urban and rural areas, local communities, highways and parking lots. This will enable an environment for autonomous vehicles and connected cars to experience real-life road conditions, crossings, and tunnels.
The K-City will also enable the testing of accident risk situations that can be recreated and repeated, contributing to enhanced safety for both drivers and pedestrians.
Though Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) and network equipment near base station will support instant communication between fast-moving vehicles, and report back cars to unanticipated events.
This new 5G network solution in K-City will be available to professionals and businesses of all sizes as a research hub for automous and connected cars, eventually, it will also be helpful to Samsung's 5G-city initiative, which is the company's next 5G platform.