5G Connectivity

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5G Connectivity

5G Connectivity

The new mobile network standard 5G will enable completely new functions in the vehicle and beyond. It will pave the way for future mobility and automated driving, but also for enhanced multimedia and infotainment features in the car.
For future mobility 5G means for example vehicle-to-vehicle communication in real-time, due to higher bandwidths of up to 10 Gbit/s and an estimated latency in data transmission of less than 1 millisecond. But also over-the-air updates of applications and software in the vehicle are possible almost in real time.
Infotainment solutions with 5G connectivity will allow for seamless and delay-free video and music streaming for example, as well as for the integration of weather forecasts, or information on the current traffic situation.

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What are the advantages of 5G technology?

Using 5G will make the communication faster. This gives us three main advantages:
  • Faster Download - Fast Internet for example for map downloads, online music and videos in the car
  • Direct communication - Until now, vehicles had to communicate via a server. With 5G, vehicles can communicate directly to each other without any detour and thus inform each other about dangerous situations, e.g. black ice in almost real-time.
  • Involvement of all transport users - Pedestrians and cyclists are also part of the network. This means more safety, for example when turning right at crossroads with a cyclist approaching quickly from behind.


As a member of the 5GAA (Automotive Association), we are intensively pushing the development of the new standard for the automotive sector. 5GAA was founded in 2016  to test, standardize, commercialize the new mobile radio standard 5G. It unites interests and members from the fields of mobile technology and the automotive industry, such as AUDI AG, BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, Nokia and Qualcomm.

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