5G Promises Connected Services But Faces Challenges
April 16, 2020—While 5G offers the possibility of faster over-the-air updates, processing more data per hour and zero-latency for connected vehicles, Deloitte's automotive manager says differently, reported urgentcomm.com.
According to the report, in its 2019 Strategy and Digital Auto Report, Time to get real: opportunities in a transforming market, PricewaterhouseCoopers claims: “5G will drive not only new connected services but also foster shift towards cloud-based vehicle architecture.” The report says cars will become smartphones on wheels,
Deloitte's automotive manager, Niranjan Thiyagarajan, however, says 5G has the potential to be up to 100 times faster than current 4G speeds but may be limited to use where the car is stationary. Deloitte is a multinational professional services network.
The challenge remains on whether 5G alone will be able to support safety-critical services.