Korea’s telco giants pitch how 5G can bring next-gen tech to life at CES

2020.01.09 13:45:15 | 2020.01.09 14:53:28

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[Photo provided by SK Telecom Co.]

South Korea’s telecommunications majors running at the front in 5G pitched how future technologies can become a reality on 5G network to seek hardware partners at the CES 2020.

SK Telecom Co. showcased next-generation 3D-LiDAR sensor co-developed with global automotive electronics giant Pioneer Smart Sensing Innovations Corp. (PSSI) at the 2020 CES tech trade show.

A light and laser-based sensor, LiDAR, is used in measuring distance between a car and objects nearby and detecting objects.
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[Photo provided by SK Telecom Co.]

The latest 3D-LiDAR sensor is developed using SK Telecom’s 1,550-nanometer wavelength sensor module and PSSI’s 2D MEMS Mirror scanning technology, which have helped significantly improve the resolution and detection rate of the latest LiDAR compared with the previous versions. The new sensor is capable of measuring an object at a long distance of up to 500 meters, according to the company.

LiDAR technology is considered one of key components that can enable autonomous driving. PSSI, autonomous driving-related business subsidiary of Pioneer, aims to start commercial production of the new 3D LiDAR sensor in 2021.

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[Photo provided by LG Uplus Corp.]

LG Uplus Corp., an affiliate of home appliance giant LG Electronics Inc. discussed business opportunities with Panasonic and Google to capitalize on 5G to power artificial intelligence, augmented reality and autonomous mobility.

“AI-based services and products will transform people’s daily life,” said LG Uplus Vice Chairman Ha Hyun-hoi visiting the tech trade show. “Securing technology that moves forward to satisfy even emotional needs of customers would create a stronger competitive advantage.”

By Lim Young-sin and Cho Jeehyun

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