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5G-MOBIX project: The 5G Talks – Meet the Korean Trial Site
5GMOBIX recently interviewed their Korean Trial Site leader, Korea Automotive Technology Institute (KATECH). The interview aims to highlight KATECH’s role within the project consortium, present the Korean trial sites, and expand on the latest developments taking place in their use cases.
The Korean Automotive Technology Institute is a non-profit research institute funded by the Korean government and is active in several areas in the Automotive Industry such as smart and autonomous vehicles, AI mobility, green vehicles, and advanced materials.
As the Korean Trial Site leader, KATECH provides key findings of remote-controlled vehicle use cases based on Level 4 Automated Vehicles. In addition, being the Coordinator of the Korean Trial Site, KATECH takes charge of the overall project activities in South Korea.
The Korean Trial Site is unique because it consists of two testing sites: KATECH’s own testing grounds, consisting of a 1 km patch of different types of test roads and a test road mimicking an urban setting with multiple intersections, and the Yeoju Highway testing track.
KATECH is currently conducting two use cases, a “remote-controlled vehicle via mmWAVE communication”, and a tethering use case on a highway test track. The first use case concerns a Level 4 automated vehicle equipped with a mmWAVE OBU and is used to test and validate remote-controlled use cases. The second use case concerns using a mmWave OBU (vehicle UE) which was installed on the test vehicle and network equipment including 5G core and five gNB DUs deployed along the trackside. Both field trials aim to test and validate key functionalities such as real-time video streaming, control RCV via mmWAVE communication, beam switching, and handovers.
KATECH is now preparing to test the remote-controlled vehicle via mmWAVE communication link at KATECH’s closed testing ground with predefined scenarios such as high-speed maneuvering with the remote-controlled vehicle, and various other maneuvers such as lane changing and avoiding a sudden obstacle.
To find out more about the Korean Trial Site, click here.