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The Automotive Industry Can Benefit from the Rollout of the 5G Network
Dec 2, 2022
The Automotive Industry Can Benefit from the Rollout of the 5G Network

The automotive industry will benefit immensely from industry 4.0 and IoT development. As India prepares for the rollout of 5G services, the automotive sector is expected to see exponential growth in data. Today, the automotive industry uses cellular networks for features such as satellite navigation, infotainment and emergency services. However, with the rollout of the 5G network, more revolutionary features will be added to the automotive sector. 


According to Gartner research, the 2023 automotive sector will be a significant market for 5G IoT solutions, taking up around 53% of the 5G IoT marketing endpoint. With these developments, the automotive industry is looking to benefit from the rollout of the 5G Network in India. 


What is Cellular V2X (C-V2X) Technology? 


Cellular Vehicle-to-everything or C-V2X is a technology that offers low-latency vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) connections, Vehicle-to-pedestrian (V2P) and vehicle-to-roadside infrastructure (V2I) communication. It is a unified connectivity platform that uses two complementary transmission modes. 


The first transmission mode provides direct communication between vehicles and the vehicles with nearby infrastructure and other road users such as cyclists and pedestrians. This mode works independently of cellular networks. In the second mode, CV2X uses regular mobile network communications to get access to information about road conditions and traffic around the vehicle.


This technology can change the way vehicles are driven and give rise to a cooperative driving environment with connectivity between cars and the infrastructure. Further, it gives access to information that can help in reducing accidents prone to lane changing and collisions. 


How Will 5G Benefit the Automotive Industry? 


The next generation of mobile communications networks will make it possible for new business concepts that today's consumers can only imagine, such as self-driving cars, smart cities, and intelligent factories.


5G networks are 100 times faster than the 4G network. Adding to it, the low latency and high reliability of 5G networks can change the way the automotive sector functions. The higher bandwidth thus offered by 5G will benefit in faster data-sharing between cars and enable exchanging of high volumes of 3D and sensory data. This will improve situational awareness and bring about self-thinking, automated cars. 


This introduction of 5G will not only change how cars are driven but also revolutionize how cars are produced. Connectivity that is almost real-time, secure and instinctive will increase productivity by networking all production systems and machines more seamlessly. Thus, with the 5G network, the car industry will be among the first to benefit from both features in production. Manufacturing-as-a-service and digital twin will advance thanks to the 5G network and potentially become standard practice.


With the help of artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and the Internet of Things, advanced CASE (Connected, Autonomous, Shared, and Electrified) technologies will be fully utilized (IoT). Self-driving cars rely heavily on data and employ hundreds of sensors to make them faster and smarter. 


With the 5G rollout, the automobile sector is going through a significant digital change. Voice-activated, AI-driven vehicle cockpits and 5G networks will direct e-commerce, services, and sales activities. More connected, autonomous, shared, and electric vehicles will be available by 2030. (CASE). 


According to ongoing investments in the automobile industry and elsewhere, the dominant CASE megatrends are here to stay. It involves pursuing on-demand, personalized, integrated, automated, and environmentally responsible travel. Businesses can enter a completely new world thanks to 5G, but for it to fully realize its promise, a number of other technologies must work together.


Promises and Pitfalls 


To fully exploit the potential of 5G, however, automobiles must make sure that they are speaking the same language, are not interrupted, and can trust what one another is saying. It is not enough for cars to talk to one another and their environment for a successful rollout of 5G in the automotive industry. 


Further, for the services that the introduction of 5G can offer, it is important that an automaker be confident that the feature it rolls out to customers works 100 percent of the time, regardless of network or location. It is imperative that cars with V2X and 5G-enabled features can remain intact even as they travel across different networks and edge infrastructure between regions. This is particularly true if it is used to deliver information about traffic hazards, such as accidents and road construction, both for drivers and pedestrians.




Thus, introducing 5G in the automotive industry will revolutionize how cars are driven and produced. The developments that come with C-V2X technologies will open up new and seamless possibilities in cars to provide safer travel, reduce accidents and tackle traffic congestion. 


A smooth rollout of 5G and accompanying technologies can play a big role in shaping the automotive industry for the future. With the measures taken by manufacturers such as Mercedes Benz to test 5G capabilities, the industry is bound to grow and benefit from the introduction of 5G technology. 

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