DENSO Corporation has begun researching 5G’s use in automated driving to achieve safe and secure mobility, free from traffic accidents and congestion. DENSO will build a 5G environment in a test course at Global R&D Tokyo, Haneda, a research and development centre for automated driving operated by DENSO. The two companies will verify driver assistance technologies in automated driving vehicles using high-definition in-vehicle cameras and roadside sensors.
DENSO and KDDI plan to conduct verification using end-to-end (E2E) network slicing. This advanced technology provides unique communication environment preferences, depending on the application and requirements, by virtually partitioning a network. The technology is expected to be used in fields such as automated driving where various types of data must be communicated depending on the priority. The two companies will study various applications.
More broadly, the verification project aims to promote the use of 5G in automated driving by combining DENSO’s know-how in developing in-vehicle communication technologies and KDDI’s expertise in advanced network technologies, helping achieve safe and secure mobility for all customers.
In Europe, ERTICO has extensive experience of supporting research, implementation and testing of 5G for automated driving. The latest examples are 5G-MOBIX, 5G-DRIVE and 5G-LOGINNOV projects.