The UK is about to start its first test of 5G-enabled autonomous vehicles

The UK’s first commercial lab to trial driverless cars using 5G and satellite technology has been launched as part of a four-year program supported by telco O2 and the European Space Agency.

The Darwin SatCom Lab – based at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire – will collaborate with firms looking to test connectivity solutions for connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs).