UK’s first 5G autonomous vehicle test bed launches

The UK’s first independent 5G-enabled infrastructure for connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV) has launched to aid the development of the country’s driverless ambitions.

Launched at vehicle testing facility Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire by AutoAir, a consortium led by Airspan Networks, the launch event saw stakeholders witness CAV control at “5G-like” data transfer speeds of 1Gbps, made possible by 23 ‘small cell’ base station sites surrounding the facility’s high-speed circuit.