May 7, 2022 – Drivers and passengers in a 5G-enabled vehicle will be able to quickly connect to various online services — for information, entertainment, navigation and communication — but 5G will also allow fast over-the-air updates to the vehicle’s various computer systems.
Just like Apple, Android and Microsoft push updates to phones, tablets and laptops, car owners will be able to benefit from new features and software “patches” to fix issues. 5G also helps facilitate a faster and more reliable connection between a driver and their vehicle, even when they are not inside of it, such as accessing the car’s systems remotely on a companion app.
When it comes to driverless cars, 5G could help augment other autonomous technologies, including radar and lidar sensors, and on-board cameras. It will allow for both vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication.