“The importance of 5G to our self-driving future cannot be overstated,” Davis wrote in a blog post Wednesday morning. “Automated vehicles will both generate and take in huge amounts of data in order to navigate and react to sudden changes. Today’s communications systems simply were not designed to handle the massive bandwidth required to support this. That’s where 5G comes in, delivering faster speeds, ultra-low latency and vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) connectivity for the era of automated driving.”
German automaker BMW, Intel, and Mobileye announced that a fleet of about 40 autonomous BMW cars using Intel GO tools will be on the road by the end of 2017.