O2's Turning on 5G for Self-Driving Cars

More from: | Gizmodo UK |

O2 will be turning on its 5G network this June so that self-driving cars can find their way around the Millbrook Testing Ground in Bedfordshire.

That’s even earlier than O2 said it’ll be turning on 5G to the “four corners of the UK” (meaning four specific places, not the whole country), which will be happening later in the year in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London.

Millbrook is a testing ground where a lot of the big autonomous and connected vehicle manufacturers put their cars through their paces, including Oxbotica, Streetdrone and Five.ai. O2 will be providing both public and private network connectivity for the firms there to test their products.

The Millbrook Proving Ground is operated by a wireless company


Read full article » http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2019/04/o2-5g-self-driving-cars/

About | Gizmodo UK |

Gizmodo UK isn’t your average tech site. Sure, we love technology and gadgets, but like any good nerdlinger, we’re also interested in science and smart design. Everything around us has been influenced by these elements, and it’s our goal to tell the stories behind these inspiring products, and to keep you on your toes about what’s coming next.

Expect to see amazing architecture you’d trade your Wi-Fi connection for; spaceships that soar to new and unexplored solar systems; futuristic automobiles and oceanic vessels that would fluster even James Bond; military innovation and eyebrow-raising government farces, and of course, all manner of geek culture and toys.

»Twitter: @GizmodoUK »Facebook: @GizmodoUK