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02 08 2019 03

French developer of autonomous vehicles and smart, shared mobility solutions, Navya, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with two Korean companies, ESMO Corporation and SK Telecom, to jointly develop automated driving technologies via the country’s 5G cellular network.

Navya, ESMO and SK Telecom will co-develop autonomous driving features and systems using the 5G cellular technologies that have already been deployed in South Korea. Three senior officers, Park Jin-Hyo, the executive vice-president of SK Telecom, Jeong-Hun Kim, CEO of ESMO Corporation, and Navya’s CEO, Étienne Hermite, met in Seoul to formalize the signing of the new partnership.

Navya develops, manufactures and commercializes autonomous, driverless, and electric vehicles that combine robotic, digital and driving technologies at the highest level. The company has a range of two autonomous vehicles: the AUTONOM SHUTTLE, launched in 2015, with more than 115 sold and deployed in the USA, France, Germany, Switzerland, Japan and Australia; and the AUTONOM CAB, unveiled in November 2017, with the first road tests due to start shortly. SK Telecom has led the advancement of mobile technologies ranging from 2G to 4G, and is currently setting important milestones in its journey to 5G. ESMO specializes and produces wiring harnesses for internal combustion engine, and has recently diversified into wiring systems for Electric Vehicles and lithium battery technology.

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