Verizon brings 5G to University of Michigan auto test facility

Verizon is showing off some of the snazzier use cases that 5G promises to bring to fruition, working with Mcity at the University of Michigan to figure out how low latency and other aspects of 5G will enable cars to sense other vehicles and basically make for safer driving.

Verizon on Tuesday announced that its 5G Ultra Wideband network is now live at the Mcity test facility, where they’re using various 5G solutions designed to improve pedestrian and auto safety. That includes 5G-connected cameras installed at intersections inside the Mcity test track to help identify traffic and pedestrian patterns to prevent collisions.