This technology levearges the advantages of 5G network technology, namely low latency and high data transfer rate, to enable distant driving with high resolution video streaming of the traffic condition. Tested on various frequencies (3.5GHz / 4.9GHz / 26 – 28GHz) of 5G tele-operation technology, drivers can control a car with real-time video streaming from the car regardless of its location, while enjoying authentic driving experience, in a driving simulator.
5G tele-operation of autonomous vehicle can help alleviate the shortage of drivers in logistic industry due to long work hours, meet the need for autonomous driving test worldwide, and tackle the incompetence of autonomous vehicle in handling complex operating scenario.
Automotive Platforms and Application Systems (APAS) R&D Centre was established in 2006 by the Innovation and Technology Commission of HKSAR Government and hosted by the Hong Kong Productivity Council. The Centre undertakes R&D programmes as well as commercialising R&D results in collaboration with industry, universities and technology institutes for the development of the APAS technology. Since its establishment, APAS R&D Centre has carried out over 100 R&D projects and focus on 3 R&D areas, Green Transportation, Smart Mobility and Intelligent Systems. To facilitate greater synergy and further enhance cost effectiveness, APAS is form part of the Hong Kong Productivity Council with effect from 1 Nov 2012.