SK Telecom agrees to create HD Maps for Incheon Free Economic Zone (IFEZ) Authority

April 29, 2019
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by Josh Kern
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The company signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the authority and plans to outfit government vehicles with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and 5G communication modules capable of centimeter-level localization. These vehicles will update HD maps in real time as they drive throughout the zone, a strategy utilized by self-driving car companies like Waymo. Other companies like Tesla have criticized HD maps, claiming they don't account for sudden changes on roads. SK Telecom recently announced a joint accelerator with Hyundai for connected car and future mobility startups, which could make use of the HD maps. The move will establish IFEZ as a hotbed for autonomous vehicle testing, attracting new startups to the area.

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