Frost Study Considers the Impact of 5G on the Automotive Industry

By David Murphy

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5G’s higher bandwidth will be a key enabler for self-driving cars

The world will soon see 5G emerge as a blend of pre-existing technologies such as 2G, 3G, 4G and wi-fi to allow higher network coverage, availability and density.

With its key differentiator being greater connectivity, 5G will act as an enabler for autonomous vehicles, machine-to-machine and machine-to-infrastructure services, and the Internet of Things.

It will also penetrate the over-the-air (OTA) updates space as level 3 or 4 automation requires a massive amount of data processing to occur in real time. Through 5G, the OTA updates space will be able to improve the customer experience and save on recall spending.

These are some of the key findings from a new piece of analysis from Frost & Sullivan, The Global Advent of 5G in Cars. The study forecasts that Asian countries such as S. Korea and Japan will be the market leaders in commercializing 5G, edging out their US and European counterparts. With the penetration of long-term evolution (LTE) connections being fairly strong across Asian countries – close to 63 per cent in S. Korea and 44 per cent in Japan – the available infrastructure can easily support 5G.

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