German Car Makers Partner with Telecoms to Fast Track 5G Technology

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5G Technology
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A retired anesthesiologist, Dr. Benjamin Wiseman received his MD from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTMSH). A consultant in pain management, Dr. Benjamin Wiseman is an avid fan of Porsche amateur racing and automotive technology. As an owner of both Porsche and Audi automobiles, he follows the latest improvements. He is a participant at the Circuit Of The Americas LeMans Porscheplatz race in Austin every year.

Three of Germany’s largest car makers, Audi, BMW, and Daimler, teamed up with telecommunications companies, including Ericsson, Qualcomm, Huawei, Nokia, and Intel, to accelerate the development of 5G wireless communication technology. The successor of 4G LTE, 5G technology is vital to supporting the in-car connectivity infrastructure of self-driving cars.

The alliance of Germany’s premium car makers will develop and promote communications solutions while promoting a common standard for the implementation of in-car connectivity infrastructure. The group has also committed to working hand in hand to accelerate the rolling out of 5G technology.

5G technology will be able to support critical safer-driving communications better, handle a more data, connect to more devices, reduce latency, and increase reliability. Such advancements will bring more opportunities to both the automotive and communications industry.

Though 5G technology is currently being developed, it could be available in 2017, with mass market mobile upgrades expected in 2020.

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The Historical Uses of the Trumpet

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A retired anesthesiologist, Dr. Benjamin Wiseman received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School Houston, where he received the Outstanding Student in OB/Gyn award. During his free time, Dr. Benjamin Wiseman enjoys playing the trumpet.

The trumpet is a historically significant instrument, one that played a very important role in almost all civilizations that have ever existed. Metal trumpets first appeared around 1500 BC, and have been found in important archaeological sites, such as the grave of King Tut in Egypt.

However, the earliest incarnations of the trumpet weren’t used in the same way it is used today – that is, to make music. As noted by historians in major religious writings and other historical sources, the trumpet was typically used for military and religious purposes. For example, medieval trumpeters were important parts of military units and were highly guarded, as they played an important role in relaying orders across large distances. While this function does not exist in modern military units, military trumpeters still exist today, in part as a tribute to the instrument’s use in the past.