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Autonomous Startups Leverage Verizon 5G

by IAV Staff

Verizon and Newlab announced results from the first cohort of companies testing new applications of 5G technology through the organizations’ 5G Studio; testers included companies developing autonomous vehicles.

Earlier this year, Verizon and Newlab launched the 5G Studio to support the development of next-generation industry applications built on Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network. To facilitate the 5G Studio, Verizon deployed 5G Ultra Wideband and mobile edge compute (MEC) at Newlab’s headquarters in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Among the first cohort were:

Phantom Auto, which offers safety technology designed to remotely control and navigate autonomous vehicles — cars, trucks, delivery robots and forklifts — through a long-range teleoperation platform.
5G Application: By increasing total network bandwidth availability, reducing baseline network latency, and enhancing network security and control, 5G has helped Phantom Auto offer new features to address customers’ network constraints as they scale their unmanned operations.

[Photo: Phantom Auto delivery robots, partnering with Postmates. Courtesy Phantom Auto.]

Ghost Robotics, which builds legged robotics and looks to expand the market for highly-agile teleoperated and autonomous unmanned ground vehicles (UGV) for military, homeland, public safety, and enterprise applications.
5G Application: With 5G, Ghost Robotics has established robot-to-robot communication without external intervention to deploy fully autonomous robots while boosting their performance, reliability, and efficiency.

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