The mobile operator said it will take part in the project led by the Ministry of Land, Transport and Infrastructure with an aim to develop a public transportation system based on self-driving technologies by 2021.
Other participants of the project include Hyundai Motor Company and Seoul National University.
The 35.9 billion won ($33.2 million) project aims to develop self-driving buses and trucks, a control system and build a public system by using high definition maps and vehicle-to-everything communications system.
|A 5G-enabled model bus (SK Telecom)|
SKT will focus on developing the control system for autonomous driving vehicles by utilizing fifth-generation network service and high definition maps, it said.
The participating companies and institutions will develop more than eight diesel or electricity-based autonomous cars during the project period, and run tests on the first two vehicles next year.
By Song Su-hyun (firstname.lastname@example.org)