South Korea Tests Autonomous Bus at Korean Airport


Thinking of autonomous or driverless vehicles, the first name to comes in mind is Tesla but this time South Korea takes a step further and KT, The North Korea's first and biggest telecom company tested it's first driverless car at Seoul’s Incheon International Airport.

Altough the bus covers 2.2km at a speed of 30km/h outside the airport’s Terminal 1, slowing down at traffic signals and changing lanes to avoid obstacles. KT's 5G bus which KT showed in PeyongChang Winter Olympics in February this year, as concept is turning into reality.

KT is also first company in world to introduce 5G. KT is developing its 5GaVP (5G as a Vehicle Platform) concept, which it describes as a commercial self-driving platform using its 5G technology and the test was part of KT and the airport's collaboration to develop an 'intelligent' airport, the company said. It also plans to apply its AI platform Giga in self-driving cars, called Giga Drive IVI (in-vehicles infotainment).

KT’s IVI platform provides diverse information from directions to traffic conditions. Destinations can be set automatically by linking the vehicle with a mobile device. It includes an Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS), which alerts the driver to danger and uses next-generation intelligent transport system technologies to visualize driving information.