Network down: 5G performance raises new legal implications

An unexpectedly strained network could impact latency, compromising vehicle safety and potentially opening up a liability minefield. By Megan Lampinen

The fifth-generation mobile network (5G) could soon become the new global standard for mobile communications. Massive improvements in latency and throughput could open up numerous new use cases, particularly for the automotive industry. Many players expect that network developments could facilitate the launch of autonomous vehicles (AVs) by defining a direct communication mode that will allow vehicles to communicate with other vehicles and infrastructure. Cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) technology could leverage the 5G network to add pivotal real-time environmental updates for self-driving vehicles….

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