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.

The Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport

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Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport
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A retired anesthesiologist who holds a doctor of medicine degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Benjamin Wiseman recently served as the medical director at the North Mississippi Medical Center’s Pain Management Center and at Tupelo Anesthesia Group Pain Services. Outside of the professional arena, Dr. Benjamin Wiseman is a participant in Porsche 9911 amateur racing across the US and an aficionado of German automotive technology.

The Porsche company manufactures four different racing cars for the general consumer – the 911 RSR, the 911 GT3 R, the 911 GT3 Cup, and the Cayman GT4 Clubsport. The most recent addition to the official Porsche motorsports program, the Cayman GT4 Clubsport made its debut in 2015.

For the first nine years of its existence, the Cayman had absolutely nothing to do with Porsche racing, but this changed with the rollout of the Cayman GT4 Clubsport. The first Cayman with a roll cage, fade-resistant brakes, a serious racing seat, and Schroth six-point racing seat belts, the GT4 Clubsport features a 6-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung transmission with optimized shift application and a 385-horsepower engine.