Completely autonomous vehicles will involve developing applications that continuously learn and optimize how a 5G car performs. Fortunately, 5G's benefits also include the ability to handle multiple streams of data simultaneously. As a result, 5G could help alleviate network congestion by providing more bandwidth.
This is critical when you consider that connected or autonomous vehicles need to communicate not only with each other but with intelligent traffic systems, service providers and even pedestrians who are getting ready to cross the street. Those riding in self-driving vehicles, meanwhile, will be able to enjoy in-car entertainment and faster connectivity to their tablets and smartphones.
5G could also allow automakers to issue software updates and patches for vehicles, much like we see with smartphones and PCs today. As connected and autonomous 5G cars become mainstream, there's no telling what kind of paths to further innovation will open up.
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