5G Driverless Vehicle Appeared on Xiong'an ZTE Completed the First Domestic Test with China Telecom and Baidu

Recently, ZTE Corporation and China Telecom and Baidu completed the test of unmanned vehicles based on the 5G network live environment in the Xiong'an New District of Hebei. This is the first domestic unmanned vehicle to be completed in a 5G network environment, and the 5G network was started. The application of the driverless field has taken a big step forward in the 5G commercial process.

Driverless needs the network to provide low latency, high reliability, high traffic, high mobility and other support. High-precision maps are also an important part of driverless vehicles. The route planning and trajectory planning it provides are crucial. In this test, the three parties focused on verifying the 5G air interface transmission technology solution for 3D high-precision map dynamic incremental data, including dynamic incremental update of 3D maps from V2C (vehicle to cloud) and V2V (vehicle to vehicle) transmission.

The test results show that, for the V2C communication mode (unicast transmission), the downlink throughput is greater than 500 Mbps/vehicle in the scenario where the open road speed is 50 km or more. Subsequently, the three parties will further verify the performance of different types of information in the 5G network, such as traffic light information, road weather information (water, ice), road status information (breakage, speed limit), vehicle awareness, and MEC The decision-making process of the human-vehicle game, the car-passing vehicle at the intersection, and the game processing capability of the car-passenger.

As a global leading operator, China Telecom announced the launch of the 5G Innovation Demonstration Network in Xiong'an New District in August 2017. In December of the same year, the 5G base stations in Lanzhou were opened, and China Telecom was located in Xiong'an, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Suzhou and Chengdu. All six cities in Lanzhou have launched 5G pilots, and the 5G pilot work has entered a new phase. In 2018, China Telecom will continue to actively carry out 5G laboratories and field operations. It plans to implement 5G commercial trials in 2019 and achieve commercial scale in 2020. Xiong'an New District, as a 5G field trial city, has built the largest 5G trial network in China and has formed continuous coverage in important areas.

Baidu was the first Chinese company to deploy artificial intelligence and unmanned technology. It was listed by Fortune magazine as a global top four artificial intelligence a few years ago. The "Apollo" platform released by Baidu is compatible with two properties of high-precision maps and artificial intelligence platform providers. Through APIs and SDKs, it provides developers with unmanned driving capabilities including awareness systems, route planning, and vehicle control.

As a 5G global pioneer, ZTE has launched a commercially available 5G end-to-end solution and has built a 5G trial network for China Telecom's Xiong'an New District. The 5G low-frequency AAU provided by ZTE for this test is the industry's smallest and lightest 5G low-frequency product. It supports the 3GPP 5G NR new air interface and the industry's 5G mainstream frequency band. The integration is high, the working bandwidth reaches 200MHz, and the single station data throughput Up to 10Gbps, 5G key technologies such as Massive MIMO, Beam Tracking, and Beam Forming are used to fully meet the diverse scenarios and requirements of 5G commercial deployment.

The low latency, high reliability, and other advantages of 5G networks are crucial for supporting connected cars and autonomous driving. ZTE, China Telecom and Baidu will further validate and promote the maturity of “driverless” technologies based on their respective advantages in their respective fields. Jointly open a new era of interconnectedness and infinite imagination.