German Car Makers Partner with Telecoms to Fast Track 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.