Sony Corp. and NTT Docomo Inc. said Wednesday they will start conducting joint tests this summer on remote-driven cars in Guam using next-generation 5G services.
The New Concept Cart SC-1 developed by Sony will be tested at Docomo 5G Open Lab GUAM -- NTT Docomo's first overseas 5G verification facility.
Sony and NTT Docomo plan to use the remote-driven vehicles at commercial facilities and airports.
The cars can carry three passengers and do not have a steering wheel. Instead, the vehicles have been designed to be controlled from a remote location, with a maximum speed of 19 kilometers per hour.
A built-in sensor will automatically stop the car from colliding with people or obstacles, while a high-definition 4K monitor within the vehicle transmits images, including advertisements, to the passengers.