The era of connected cars, the cars of the future with 5G network, is coming. While traveling in the next-generation car, every passenger will be able to watch high-definition video, download a movie in a second or virtually attend an office meeting.
The era of connected cars, cars of the future with 5G network, is coming. While traveling in a next-generation car, every passenger will be able to watch high-definition video, download a movie in a second or virtually attend an office meeting. The new technology will allow the car to know when to refuel, do it automatically and pay for it itself. Thanks to the 5G network, the car will also fit better into traffic.
The first test drive of the car with the 5G network has already taken place. A historic test of a 5G network live from a moving car is a collaboration between DOCOMO, Intel and Ericsson. A test autonomous Toyota vehicle drove around Tokyo, transmitting live 4K video at speeds of up to 1 Gbps. The test drive required more extensive infrastructure, including 5G network transmitters and the Intel GO 5G Automotive Platform.
“We demonstrated that we can maintain an average data rate of 1 gigabit per second, which means you can download an entire movie in a second. So the passenger experience in the car can completely change. A 5G network means more bandwidth, more capacity and less latency. You can use more devices, download more files and use streaming, participate in a teleconference right in the car.” – Amanda Boleyn from Intel mentioned in an interview with Newseria Innowacje news agency.
5G technology, or a new generation of mobile networks, is the beginning of the next stage of a technological revolution that will enable the development of the Internet of Things on a mass scale. Thanks to the connection to the network, an autonomous car will send all possible information to the cloud: about the duration of the trip, the direction of travel or the conditions on the road. Modern vehicles will communicate with each other, and by connecting to the smart city, traffic can be better managed. Real-time information about the state of the air will allow new technologies to direct traffic to relieve congestion.
“The 5G network will allow us to fit the vehicle into the traffic flow. The car will see other cars, traffic lights, road signs or devices such as citybeacon (stationary multimedia platforms for communication with people and machines, placed in smart cities – editor’s note). Roads will become safer and more passable as a result. 5G can unlock many creative possibilities,” – Amanda Boleyn argues.
As Intel argues, autonomous vehicles mean greater safety. Between 2035 and 2045, they will not only save $234 billion on road accidents, but are also expected to save up to 585,000 lives. For passengers, the 5G network means many new possibilities. Not only watching videos in high definition, but also the possibility of using virtual reality: participating in teleconferences, meetings in virtual offices.
In the cars of the future, the driver becomes a mere passenger. Autonomous cars will take over most of his duties. Already, driving a car is becoming easier and easier, with systems that assist with steering or self-braking when a hazard is detected on the road. New technology also means new ways to make payments from the car.
“Together with WorldPay, we are developing a system so that in the future, the car will not only know that it needs to be refueled or charged, lexz will also do it automatically and pay for it itself,” says the expert. – announces the expert.
The 5G network will enable large-scale implementation of smart city solutions, such as real-time analysis of traffic and vehicle speed to control traffic lights, and smart grid, such as optimization of electricity distribution based on the demand reported by individual electricity consumption meters.
Driving work on 5G technology is the Internet of Things and the increasing number of networked devices. According to Cisco experts, in 2020 more than 50 billion devices will be connected to the smart grid. In turn, the global research company IDC estimates that in 2020 the Internet of Things market will be worth a total of 1.5 trillion dollars. IoT requires the right technology to enable billions of devices to communicate.