Friday, July 9, 2021

T-Mobile 5G Powers Launch of Driverless Car Service in Vegas


Yesterday, T-Mobile announced that Halo Cars launched one of the first commercial driverless car services in the U.S. running on the carrier’s 5G network in Las Vegas. When visitors and residents summon the all-electric robotic car, a driverless Halo arrives at the pick-up location to take the rider to their destination.

Halo, a company purchased by Lyft in February of 2020, has been testing operations on the T-Mobile 5G network since it began driving on dedicated Las Vegas roads earlier this year. Halo said they are collaborating with local municipalities to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) to address traffic congestion and carbon emission challenges by connecting public transit systems to on-demand, driverless cars. The company expects to begin offering rides to customers later this year with service initially available in urban parts of the Las Vegas Valley. Continue Reading

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