The next generation of mobile network technology is knocking on the door, and before long, 5G will create new opportunities in a number of areas.
In this post, we take a closer look at what 5G will mean for our cars.
Self-driving cars are often mentioned as the first example of what 5G can ‘do’ for consumers. It’s beginning to resemble an urban legend. But it should be good enough:
The self-driving cars are on their way, though they are not completely is here yet. Among other things, some legislation in this area that needs to be put in place, but that does not mean that development is stagnant. Until the self-driving cars announce their arrival, it instead makes sense to talk about ‘connected cars’. For already here the potential is enormous.
Everything will be online
It is impossible to talk about 5G’s potential in infrastructure and transportation without mentioning the Internet of Things. The concept includes that physical objects are connected to the Internet and in this way can send and receive data over the mobile network. And with 5G, the mobile network can handle up to 1 million devices per second. square kilometers.
In the future, all newer cars are predicted to have built-in SIM cards that connect them to the 5G network, and so will objects in our infrastructure such as light signals. There will also be 5G sensors installed along roads, at busy intersections and roundabouts, at pedestrian crossings and many other places where people move.
Because the cars and infrastructure are connected to the 5G network, they will be able to send data to each other and respond to the information they receive instantly.
When the cars and the infrastructure can talk to each other
Among other things, it will mean that cars that get stuck – either due to engine failure or sudden accidents – send out an alarm to other cars nearby. Their 5G-connected operating system will respond to the message either by braking if they are immediately behind the unlucky car, or by adjusting the GPS’s directions so that traffic is diverted around the accident.
Another likely scenario would be that the cars could combine data received from a light signal further down the road with information and the other drivers’ speeds, thus warning the driver if another motorist appears to be driving in red.
This is all something that in the long run may become possible with 5G. But it is only when a sufficiently large mass of self-driving cars are connected to 5G, and the rest of the technology is also in place, that the development really begins to take hold.
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