5G Communication for Autonomous DragonFly Pod

PerceptIn, a company focused on robotic mobility and visual intelligence, have announced that they will be showcasing their DragonFly Pod in Spain next week, as part of Mobile World Congress (MWC) Barcelona. PerceptIn will be partnering with a multinational telecommunications equipment and systems company to demonstrate how 5G technology can be applied to self-driving industry.

This collaboration wasbrought to light in Valencia, Spain, during the MWC Barcelona. The DragonFly Pod, now road-ready, combines a patented vision-based sensor fusion with a patented modular computing system to become a cutting-edge autonomous vehicle. By adopting 5G technology, PerceptIn’s DragonFly Pod can transmit information such as real time images on the move. 5G network’s high bandwidth and low latency will enable the Pod to receive and send large amount of real-time data, including location, destination, and speed information, without any delay.

Autonomous Driving would be more mature and more accessible with the help of 5G technology. Such achievement shows that 5G technology would be the next catalyst for the development of autonomous vehicle industry, by ensuring a reliable network providing all communication needed for road safety, which is what PerceptIn determinised to demonstrate.

In a network of vehicles, 5G technology would enable real-time, effective communications to avoid collisions, congestion, and various other hazards. The odometry data allows PerceptIn’s platform to locate a Pod within 20 centimetres, with the cameras adding the ability to construct a panoramic point cloud at 30 frames per second to locate the Pod in a 3D space. The adoption of 5G technology has revealed a brand new possibility of connected driverless vehicle. PerceptIn is keen on tapping into this lucrative market.

DragonFly Pod is navigated by DragonFly Sensor Module, a unique design being used on low-speed vehicles for object detection, localization and video streaming. PerceptIn has adopted a customizable approach to its AV products by modularizing key components to allow those with limited engineering knowledge to integrate five or six components to build their own personal autonomous machine.

“Faster networks such as 5G means autonomous vehicles are going to become more available and safer,said Dr. Shaoshan Liu, chairman and CEO of PerceptIn, “as we always mentioned, we would like to bring a future of commercialization of autonomous technology, which will enable more efficient traffic flows and less traffic accidents.”