Seoul Robotics and KT Corp have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop and deploy infrastructure-based autonomous driving joint projects, including automated fleet logistics and Automated Valet Parking.

Through the partnership, the organizations will seek to commercialize infrastructure-based autonomous driving vehicles through 5G. Furthermore, both firms will jointly promote Autonomy Through Infrastructure (ATI) solutions for OEMs and automated valet parking services. Within ATI, autonomous technologies, such as sensors and software, are installed into the infrastructure surrounding the vehicles as opposed to the vehicle itself. V2X communications are then leveraged to maneuver vehicles remotely.

Prior to its collaboration with KT Corp, Seoul Robotics had commercialized ATI with its Level 5 Control Tower (LV5 CTRL TWR). The tower provides a mesh network of sensors and computers that autonomously guide vehicle movements within a controlled environment. The BMW Group is today utilizing the system to automate finished vehicle logistics at its Dingolfing plant in Germany.

The backbone of this technology is SENSR, Seoul Robotics’ 3D computer vision platform. When embedded into 3D LiDAR sensors, the software uses AI deep learning to accurately track, detect, and identify hundreds of objects at once within a 4-centimeter range.