5G and the autonomous vehicle

Automotive World investigates the role of 5G in the development of an ecosystem for autonomous vehicles

Special report: 5G and the autonomous vehicle

5G offers connectivity speeds up to 100 times faster than 4G, presenting the automotive industry with exciting possibilities for vehicle to vehicle (V2V) and vehicle to everything (V2X) connectivity; and with autonomous driving an increasingly important factor in automakers’ strategies, the industry is excited about the technology’s low latency, which is ideal for the safe and reliable functioning of autonomous vehicles.

Vehicular 5G could arrive on roads as early as 2021, but its rollout will be dependent on collaboration amongst the many stakeholders involved, including automakers, Tier 1s, telcos, chipset manufacturers and governments. When it does roll out, however, its first use in automotive will be in connected cars. The first mainstream autonomous drive offerings are not expected until a few years later, giving automakers an important opportunity to fine-tune their V2V activities ahead of an autonomous vehicle rollout.

In this report:

  • Executive summary
  • How will 5G impact the future of mobility?
  • Life-saving tech: automakers want high-speed connectivity for safer roads
  • Will the launch of 5G mean the death of DSRC?
  • Cost, crowdsourcing and AVs at heart of 5G debate
  • 5G enables autonomous driving – and remote-controlled cars
  • 5G will enhance autonomous driving – but it should not be a requirement
  • High up and out of the way: the complexities of sensor location
  • High-speed connectivity ‘crucial for automated driving’
  • Helping to shape 5G standards will have a long-term payoff
  • Network down: 5G performance raises new legal implications

Special report: 5G and the autonomous vehicle features as exclusive insight from key automotive industry stakeholders, including:

  • Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc. (HATCI)
  • Qualcomm
  • Ericsson
  • Huawei
  • Continental
  • Gartner
  • Navigant
  • Bird and Bird
  • CMS
  • Venable
  • Foley & Lardner