LG and Intel develop 5G telematics

LG Electronics (LG) and Intel are collaborating to develop and pilot 5G-based telematics technology, the next generation of wireless technology for cars.

Launched at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, LG and Intel will utilise research and development expertise and leadership from both companies with the intent to be first to market with 5G ready solutions. LG is among the first company to supply telematics products that rely on LTE connectivity instead of older 2G or 3G based networks.

5G telematics delivers data more than 33 times faster than 4G LTE with latency expected to drop to about one tenth of current speeds. Software can be updated at high speeds through over the air (OTA) networks while videos and other multimedia content will see faster downloads through the car’s infotainment systems.

Powered by V2X (vehicle to everything) technology, 5G’s dramatically reduced latency is possible even when cars are travelling at high speeds. Communication from vehicle to vehicle, vehicle to infrastructure or vehicle to pedestrian through 5G can help prevent accidents for a safer driving experience.