Startup Halo will bring driverless car service to Las Vegas later this year on T-Mobile 5G

Startup Halo will bring driverless car service to Las Vegas later this year on T-Mobile 5G


Halo says it will use remote drivers to operate its vehicles over T-Mobile 5G. | Image: T-Mobile

Driverless car startup Halo has announced a new service coming to Las Vegas later this year: a fleet of remotely operated electric vehicles, using T-Mobile’s 5G network. It’s potentially a big step toward fulfilling the promise of 5G remote driver tech, with a significant catch: the cars don’t operate solely on T-Mobile 5G. While it’s the primary network they’ll use (mid- and low-band 5G, specifically, with LTE as a fallback), they will also rely on other networks.

The idea is simple enough: Halo employs remote drivers to operate the vehicles, delivering them to waiting customers who then get behind the wheel and take the car to their destination. When the trip has ended, the car moves on to its next pick-up under remote control. Halo…

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