5G Teleoperated-driving


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.

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Technical name of innovation
Development of Tele-operated Driving System Based on 5G Communication and Secured Platform of Vehicle Cloud
Research completion
Commercialisation opportunities
Exclusive licensing
Problem addressed

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.

  • Real-time video and control command transmission based on 5G communications
  • Hardware-accelerated encoding and real-time transmission control of high-definition videos
  • Real-time transmission and control of remote control commands
Key impact
  • Low latency and higher bandwidth for video streaming, providing a more authentic driving experience
  • Enable tele-operation in a remote area without too much infrastructure investment
  • Enable control of several many vehicles by one driver
  • Remote driving in harsh environment, such as port, dock and landfill
  • Inspection in construction sites
  • Inspection in restricted areas, e.g. sewage and drainage


  • Hong Kong Short-term Patent (HK30045711)
  • CN Utility Model ZL202121508233.4 
Automotive Platforms and Application Systems (APAS)

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.