Being one of the smallest telco in the market, it doesn’t really surprise us that we don’t really hear much from Altel but that doesn’t mean the company is just sitting on its laurels. As it turns out, the Altel is also participating in the 5G Demonstration Project (5GDP) phase by coming up with a 5G-powered autonomous shuttle.
According to the official announcement, Altel worked with several companies to make this happened. One of them is Tradewinds Corporation, the owner of Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa in Langkawi who will be utilizing the shuttle to carry guests around the resort.
Other than that, TM is also part of the project as the connectivity partner while the autonomous technology was made possible by MooVita who also previously worked on Celcom 5G Autonomous Car last year. Not to forget, Altel has also cooperated with Pioneer Smart Sensing Innovations Corporation who is providing the Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) sensors for the shuttle.
Altel didn’t provide in-depth detail on how its autonomous shuttle autonomous actually operates though aside from the fact that the four-seater shuttle connects through 5G and goes through its routes as well as avoid obstacles with the help of the LIDAR sensors.
Nevertheless, the MVNO stated that it is a real deal as guests and visitors to Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa in Langkawi are able to experience the Altel 5G Autonomous Shuttle starting from 23 January onwards. So, keep a look for it if you visiting the resort or the island soon.