SEOUL, May 8 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Uplus Corp., a major South Korean mobile carrier, plans to introduce an autonomous driving overnight shuttle bus that will run between Baegot New Town, an under-construction planned community in Siheung, Gyeonggi Province and Oido Station on Subway Line No. 4.
The company announced Thursday that it will team up with Seoul National University and Automos, a South Korean autonomous driving technology company, to begin a pilot project on autonomous driving mobility service led by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport.
As part of the project, LG Uplus will offer a 5G-based autonomous driving control platform and traffic communication service.
The company will support a safe self-driving transportation system by offering precision mapping data.
Seoul National University will offer algorithms for autonomous driving, and Automos will manufacture self-driving cars and operate related services.
LG Uplus will begin a test service from Oido Station to Jeongwang-dong Residential Area in phase 1 of the project.
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