The Importance Of 5G To Vehicle Connectivity

Auto Tech Outlook | Monday, September 20, 2021

The transmission of vehicles-to-cloud services will be impacted by the delayed implementation of 5G and the growing requirement for upgraded infrastructure.

FREMONT, CA: As the Internet of Things (IoT) growth continues to spread swiftly, connected vehicles have long been hailed as the next generation in the automotive sector. The potential for a vehicle to link to the home, other vehicles, and devices on the road will change how people travel and engage with transportation. The previous year's events have undoubtedly influenced connected vehicle roadmaps, but there are still external barriers to overcome before they can become a reality.

The potential benefits of 5G could be critical to the viability of connected automobiles in the future. Over-the-Air (OTA) updates save money on maintenance and keep vehicle data and systems up to date, but they necessitate a fast connection between the car and local base stations. While 5G is still being developed, one approach could be to equip automobiles with extra flash storage that can be offloaded at dedicated service points. In cities, this is likely to be possible, but rural places may lack the necessary connectivity.

The requirement for connected vehicles to write and read data with very low latency will be rising in the following years. Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) connectivity requires consistent coverage and a quick radio link to enable the deployment of linked vehicles and consequent autonomous driving on the roads. The smart car must communicate with the cloud via exchanging data.

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The transmission of vehicles-to-cloud services will be impacted by the delayed implementation of 5G and the growing requirement for upgraded infrastructure. If data cannot be relayed quickly enough, connected vehicles will be forced to store data until they have sufficient coverage to discharge it. As a result, in the event of insufficient coverage or bandwidth, the automobile will be forced to cache data in its local memory, increasing storage demand for 2021 and beyond.

Maps, V2X (Vehicle to Anything) security keys, data logging, application software, OTA buffering, and the millions of lines of software code now in vehicles are saved on NAND flash-based products and will continue to be. As automobiles grow more data-rich and the implementation of critical 5G connectivity continues to be an issue, data storage will need to be prioritized to ensure that data is transported optimally and reliably across the various auto systems at all times.

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