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CHT, Kingwaytek to build 5G test field for autonomous driving
Yihan Li, Taipei; Steve Shen, DIGITIMES

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) is teaming up with electronic map and navigation software provider Kingwaytek Technology to build a local government-backed 5G test field in northern Taiwan for the development of IoV and autonomous solutions, according to Tsai Min-hung, a section chief of CHT's mobile business group.

The test field, to be located at Hutoushan Innovation Hub in Taoyuan, will help local companies develop and verify solutions dedicated for C-V2X (cellular vehicle-to-everything) applications, particularly for providing real-time traffic conditions to improve driving safety, Tsai said.

Related services available at the test field also aims to help enterprises come up with diversified 5G solutions and figure out clear-cut business models for their 5G businesses, Tsai added.

Prior to the release of 5G spectrums and finalization of global C-V2X protocols, CHT and Kingwaytek will build up a guided framework based on 4G and MEC (multi-access edge computing) technologies to offer high frequency and low latency communications solutions to test data transmission and collaborative functions between traffic control equipment and self-driving vehicles operating within the hub, Tsai disclosed.

Related high-frequency solutions developed within the hub can also apply to applications including live broadcasting, cloud digital games, in-vehicle infotainment system and paramount shooting, Tsai added.

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